"The beauty of the human form is a constant inspiration - I find the expressive, malleable properties of terracotta make it the perfect medium ... There is something immensely satisfying, addictive and ancient in taking a lump of clay and 'breathing life' into it."
Suzie studied Fine Art Sculpture at City & Guilds of London Art School. She has been a member of the SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT SCULPTORS since 1999, and a council member since 2007. She exhibits at their annual Cork St, W1 show each May, and in 2010, at their critically acclaimed exhibition in WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL - 'In a Sacred Place'.
EXHIBITION VENUES include:
Affordable Art Fairs (Hampstead and Battersea)
Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
Bedford Street Gallery, Woburn
Caxton Contemporary, Whitstable
Gallery Different, Percy Street W1
Mall Galleries, SW1 (Threadneedle Prize)
Ralph Lauren - London Homestores Launch
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
The OXO Tower, London
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
The Gallery, Cork St W1
Sladmore Contemporary W1
The Galleria, Pall Mall
She has also designed for the ROYAL MINT including a Charles Darwin bicentenary £2 coin 2009, and a Britannia bullion coin 2010. Recent commissions include posthumous portraits of the artists Barry Flanagan and Francis Bacon and a small scale portrait of Charlie Chaplin. She is currently working on a high relief of the WW1 poet Wilfred Owen and Dr R D Lawrence, founder of the British Diabetic Association.
Suzie's work is in private collections throughout Europe. Her studio is at her home in Hastings, UK. Apart from private tuition, she also teaches clay modelling and portraiture at THE ART ACADEMY, SE1 and at Mapstone Studios in Devon.