My practice continues to consider my sense of place in a known landscape whilst always connecting to my memory and history.
To walk a known landscape with the use of a photographic response and small sketchbooks I have made the connections with both artists and writers, I question the significance of a place and what I feel is important and the answer has always been that it is the experience of the place that keeps me coming back.
The immersion of the atmosphere, the landscape as well as the sense of familiarity of a place and its history is of interest as is some form of narrative or commentary. The act of walking starts my journey but the walk has had to have a purpose and a connection to what has gone before.
As a multidisciplinary artist, I respond by working alongside drawing with printmaking and specialise in lithography both drawn and photo-plates as well as with the stone. Mono type and relief as well as collagraphs and etching come into play with links to painting and textiles.
Contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org
See more of Sue’s work at susancookblog.wordpress.com
2001, Wiltshire College, Professional Development Award Design Crafts
2003-2004, City of Bath College, Foundation in Art and Design Studies
2004-2010, Bath Spa University College, BA Hons in Fine Art Painting
2011-2014, University of the West of England, Masters in Multidisciplinary Printmaking
2012, Bookbinding workshops with Guy Begbie,Bath Artist Studios
2013, Wood Engraving workshop with Anne Desmet, Spike Island
2014, Stephen Fowler Roller Printing workshop, University of the West of England
2014, Drawn to the Landscape drawing course, Emma Stibborn, Rabley Drawing Centre
Cloth Road Arts
Bath Artist Group ‘For Now’ Co-operative
Active member of local Artist Crit groups
Bristol Artist Group ‘Out of Print Collective’
Gloucestershire Printmakers Co-operative
Frome Artist Printmakers
Awards and Exhibitions
2001, Professional Development Award best of year
2004, Foundation Studies – Best of year award, Hotbath Gallery,Bath
2004, Black Swan Gallery – solo exhibition
2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, Cloth Road Arts Week
2009, BA Fine Art Painting – end of year show in Bath followed by exhibition at Brick Lane, London
2012, Fringe Arts – exhibiting as part of ‘For Now’ Art Group – Walcot Chapel, Bath
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Bath Artists Society Exhibition – Victoria Art Gallery – yearly selection
2010, Previous member of the Bath Artists Studios taking part in the ‘Open Studios’ as well as a collaboration between Bath Artists Studios and Bath Printmakers.
2014, Mini Print exhibition at Foyle’s bookshop in Bristol
2014, The Create Centre, Bristol – For Now Group Exhibition, August
2014, Open Studies – Trowbridge Town Hall, September
2014, RWA Open – pre selected work
2014, The Create Centre, Bristol – Out of Print Collective Group exhibition October
2014, 20:20 Print Exchange, GPC
Residencies and workshops
2012, Drawing and painting workshops
2013, After School Printmaking workshops at Melksham Oaks Community School
2013, Woodcut and Lino adult workshops
2014, Artist in Residency, Town Hall, Trowbridge, August