Susan launches into her paintings directly, only with her brush on her blank watercolour paper. There is no preliminary pencil drawing done that may mar the delicate paper. She feels the overall finished effect is cleaner, fresher and more spontaneous that way. Susan is attracted to the intensity you can obtain in the watercolour medium and it shows in her bright, crisp paintings. susan enjoys the freedom of creating large paintings and also the control of working in a miniature format.
Most of Susan’s pieces are created in her studio from her own photography and her ample imagination. She prefers to work indoors so that her environment is constant and light is perfect.
Susan utilizes and combines multiple watercolour techniques in her work. One constant (in true watercolour fashion) is she never uses any white paint. The only white seen in her paintings is always the white of the paper showing through.
Susan’s work is on display on Dragonfly’s Feature wall located inside the gallery.