July Open Studios
Originally from Singapore, I have lived in the UK for over 20 years.
In 2012, I became the first local Artist in Residence at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham.
Skygazing, my latest series, arose from my move to Cambridge 6 years ago. Having lived in cities, surrounded by skyscrapers most of my life, the huge expense of sky over the flat Cambridgeshire landscape overwhelmed and frightened me. I eventually grew to love it, and now finds peace and inspiration in the spectacular daily vista. Skygazing is an escape and a reaction to the chaos and anarchy of today's world - Brexit, Trump, terrorism, jingoism etc. In the midst of the maelstorm, there is serenity in nature. The skygazing series are created by painting many layers of oil on copper, then rubbed and scratched to expose the shiny copper underneath.
My other passion is lifedrawing which I have be practising for over 20 years. I teach and run a lifedrawing group in Cambridge.
My latest passion is creating art on iPad. It gives me the freedom to experiment and play. And it’s very portable which is perfect for sketching on locations. All my iPad urban sketches are done live on location.
My latest work can been found on Instagram and Facebook: susanabbsart