... the freshness and spontaneity of an "alla prima" portrait is more exciting than a perfect photographic likeness ...
Susan is a multi-award winning portrait artist and an experienced teacher. She enjoys painting directly from life, believing that the freshness and spontaneity of an "alla prima" portrait is often more exciting than a perfect photographic likeness.
Awards & Qualifications Include
Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Awards
Finalist Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards
Finalist Mortimore Prize
Finalist Berkelouw Self-Portrait Prize
Susan works in oils, in a fresh, contemporary manner, using big brushes and simple mixes of rich, luminous colour to create a powerful impression of the subject.
She has won many prizes at local Art Societies and the Combined Art Societies 'Art of Sydney' Exhibitions. She has also had success in national competitions such as the Portia Geach Memorial Awards, the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards, the Annual Mortimore Prize and the Berkelouw Self-Portrait Prize.
Susan gives demonstrations and workshops in portraiture for Art Societies in Sydney and country centres and offers regular classes in oil painting at her home studio in Killcare.