susan atkinson

About the artist

susan atkinson
susan atkinson


United Kingdom


    Artists Statement

    Evolving Sky

    My paintings are directly inspired by the volatility of the sky.
    As the sky evolves through the endless colours in the spectrum so I have tried to emulate this with bold entropic colour schemes.
    I am an abstract artist and whilst my work appears spontaneous with an element of chance the method of making is very controlled and difficult to repeat.
    My work is very much involved with the process, the making, spinning, tipping and pouring of paint.


    Born Hexham Northumberland
    Moved to London
    London Guildhall University BTEC Foundation Art & Design
    London Guildhall University BA Hons Fine Art: 2.1
    Artists Background

    I was always interested in art and at school studied art to A level.
    On leaving school I took a job in the insurance industry working for The Prudential.
    Being made redundant after twenty years gave me the opportunity to take up art again.
    I enrolled at London Guildhall University initially studying for a BTEC Foundation course in Art and Design which I passed with a distinction.
    Encouraged by my tutors I went on to a BA course graduating with a BA Hons in fine art three years later.
    During the course of my studies I experimented with many different mediums and painting methods both conventionally with a brush or palette knife and also applying paint direct to the canvas without the use of a tool.
    Following much experimentation I have found that my current method of tipping and pouring and spinning the canvas achieves the results I want.
    I have established that the best medium for my work is gloss paint on stretched canvas.

    Exhibition History

    2007  Three White Walls Gallery Birmingham Solo Show
    2006  Opus Gallery Newcastle Solo Show
    2006  Eyestorm Ipswich Group Show
    2005  Britart Newcastle Group Show
    2005  Britart Ipswich Group Show
    2004  Britart Leeds Group Show
    2004   Britart Gallery New York Group Show
    2003  Right Angle Paris Solo Show
    2003  Britart Gallery London "Unwrapped" Group Show
    2002  Right Angle Blackheath Solo Show
    2002  Stark Gallery Lewisham Solo Show
    2001  Woodlands Art Gallery Open Exhibition
    2001  Lewisham Art House Open Exhibition
    2000  Rhythm Factory Cafe Bar Whitechapel Group Show
    2000  Indo Cafe Bar Whitechapel Group Show
    1999  Spitalfields Market Group Show