The title references the daily prompt from my laptop to update its software – tomorrow is as far into the long grass as it will allow me to kick things. I think of its persistence and my prevarication as two forces in opposition. The painting is part of a series exploring surface textures and patina, with dimples gouged out of multiple layers of paint, exposing tiny fragments of each layer. In contrast to this sense of age and time passing, there are rich, buttery passages of paint smeared and smudged across the surface. The khaki brown is the colour created from left-over paint on my palette at the end of each day – the collected remnants of another day’s work.
Originally from Liverpool, Sue studied Graphic Design at Stockport College and built a 15-year career as a graphic designer in London, winning awards for her exhibitions and print designs. Alongside writer Nick Asbury, she is one half of creative partnership Asbury & Asbury.
Since relocating from London, Sue has made the transition into fine art, while retaining a design sensibility that is evident in her graphic compositions and simplified forms. Abstract works are built up through many layers, often incorporating collaged elements, while figurative works include local landscapes, expressing Sue’s interest in the everyday and the passing of time. Mark-making and the drawn line are two common areas of exploration within her work.