Essence of Place

This time, I’m simplifying and adapting colour for the impression of feeling and essence of place…of course, knowing when to stop is another issue for another post. Blue evokes the expansive, awakening nature for me and at its palest (my favourite) I find my calm. Orange dances lively across the page, transformational autumn with a…

Sugarlift and Aquatint

Last week at the beginning of a new term with Sudbourne Park Printmakers I began working with copper and experimenting with ‘sugarlift’ to create the image of trees which were sketched from visits to Sutton Hoo (photo 1) in Suffolk.   The process involves painting or drawing using the sugar solution, onto a prepared metal…

Open Studio This Weekend

Lovely turn out last weekend and I’m looking forward to meeting more of you tomorrow and Sunday. Open between 11am and 5pm. ‘Standing Strong,’ by Susan Whatling

Welcome to Suffolk Open Studios!

I will be open between 11am and 5pm this weekend and next weekend only. Looking forward to seeing you, hope you can make it. There’s a range of artwork on display/ for sale, from relief prints & etchings, to paintings & greeting cards. Have a great weekend, Su.

Sudbourne Park Printmakers

Don’t forget to visit the Sudbourne Park Printmakers original print exhibition over Easter at The Peter Pears Gallery, 152 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AQ. Private View is 11am – 2pm, Good Friday 30th March and the exhibition runs until Wednesday 4th April open daily 10am – 5pm. Do hope you can make it!        

A Winters Exhibition

A Winters Exhibition for Suffolk Makers of art & craft, will be held at Great Glemham village hall, IP17 2DH on Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th Feb, 10am-5pm. Free Entry.

Hand burnished print from woodcut

A local view sparked the idea, followed by a sketch and photo for reference back in the studio. Working out what to carve away or what to leave consumed my initial thought processing although I have to admit to enjoying a certain amount of unpredictability in the outcome. After hand burnishing the back of the…

Upcoming Exhibition

Timely opportunity to exhibit alongside other talented local artists and crafts makers. Venue: Great Glemham, Suffolk, UK. Weekend: 25th February, 2017. Work progressing from local woodland sketches.