Susan Abbs
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Skygazing

Keeping the Distance

I really want to react to the pandemic and how it has affected us, but in a positive way. During the pandemic, we saw more people than wildlife in the woods and parks - families out for walks as part of their daily exercise, people training their pandemic puppies, or friends jogging.  This is one positive result of the pandemic - it has brought families and friends out, together. As with most of my landscapes, activities are not always obvious. I invite my viewers to walk into my paintings to discover a family, a dog walker, rabbits etc.

My Events

Skygazing
Repeats every day until Fri Nov 30 2018.
29 Oct 2018 - 09:00 to 23:00
Skygazing
Skygazing
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Skygazing in Balzano's
Repeats every day until Sat Mar 03 2018.
5 Feb 2018 - 08:30 to 17:30
Skygazing in Balzano's
Skygazing in Balzano's
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Christmas Open Studio in Cambridge
26 Nov 2017 - 15:00 to 19:00
Christmas Open Studio in Cambridge
Christmas Open Studio in Cambridge
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Susan Abbs - Cambridge Art Fair
Repeats every 3 days until Sun Nov 12 2017.
10 Nov 2017 - 11:00 to 18:30
Susan Abbs - Cambridge Art Fair
Susan Abbs - Cambridge Art Fair
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July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2021
Cambridge Open Studios 2021
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paintings, drawings & ipad art
Lights and colours... a moment in time.
  • Commissions Taken
  • Visitors All Year
  • Tuition Given

Originally from Singapore, I have lived in the UK for nearly 30 years.  

 

In 2012, I became the first local artist-in-residence at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham.  

 

I am currently working on 2 series of work: Life in the Time of Coronavirus and Skygazing.

 

Life in the Time of Coronavirus is my response to the pandemic.  I really want to react to the pandemic and how it has affect us, but in a positive way. During the pandemic, we saw more people than wildlife in the woods and parks - families out for walks as part of their daily exercise, people training their pandemic puppies, or friends jogging.  This is one positive result of the pandemic - it has brought families and friends out, together. As with most of my landscapes, activities are not always obvious. I invite my viewers to walk into my paintings to discover a family, a dog walker, rabbits etc.

 

Skygazing is a series of skyscapes on copper and aluminium.  Having lived in cities and been surrounded by skyscrapers most of my life, I was overwhelmed by the huge expense of sky when I first moved to Cambridge.  The spectacular daily vista has inspired me to paint this series of quiet skyscapes.  Skygazing is an escape and a reaction to the chaos and anarchy of today’s world - jingoism, terrorism, Trumpism, Brexit... 

 

A keen Urban Sketcher, I love drawing on locations with my iPad.  I teach art in my studio in Cambridge as well as life drawing at Hills Road College. I have exhibited in various exhibitions and galleries, and my work can be found in the Cambridge Art Book.  

 

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