1974-77 Diploma of Visual Arts, Cambridge College of Art, Cambridge, UK
1976 East Anglian Certificate of Design, UK
1977 Associate Member of the Royal Society of Industrial Artists and Designers, UK
2003-04 Hornsby T.A.F.E., certificates in printmaking, painting and drawing, Australia
2005-08 Bachelor of Fine Art, National Art School, Sydney, Australia
2007 “Summer Nights” Stairwell Gallery, NAS, Sydney, Australia
2008 Graduation Show, NAS, Sydney, Australia
2009 “Renacence” Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia
2009 One + Two Gallery, Rozelle, Sydney, Australia
2010 “Entwined” Breathing Colours, Balmain, Sydney, Australia
2010 Mosman Festival of Sculpture , Mosman, Sydney, Australia, selected for exhibition
2010 Sculptures by the Sea, Bondi, Australia, selected for exhibition
1977 CCAT Art Travel Scholarship, Cambridge, UK.
Sue worked for a number of years in London as an illustrator and covered a broad range of subjects including guidebooks, numerous magazines and book illustrations. She helped establish a Museum of Heraldry at the Tower of London, designing some of the merchandise in the Museum shop, before becoming PA to one of The Rolling Stones.
After moving to Australia in 1989 with her husband and two children, she pursued her lifelong involvement with horses and competed successfully in a number of equestrian disciplines, particularly dressage
Her passion for art was re-kindled when, in 2003, she attended Hornsby TAFE studying printmaking and painting. This led to three years of study at the National Art School in Sydney culminating in a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in sculpture in 2008.
Sue’s inspiration and prime area of creativity is based on the underlying simple geometry of the form. The internal composition and structure be it organic or non-organic is what she finds most intriguing. Drawings, which are the starting point for much of her work, provide initial explorations and reference.
She works with a variety of metals, particularly stainless steel, and often incorporates natural materials into her sculptures.
She combines formal and textural contrasts in her work, creating variations of volume, finish and colour by juxtaposing natural and industrial materials.
Her work ranges from smaller interior sculptures to larger scale external works, which reflect the elements, and relate to their position in the environment.
Her paintings and sculptures reflect the influence of the natural bushland and the Hawkesbury river, which runs below her property on the Central Coast of NSW.