Sue Haseltine finds great inspiration in the beauty of the natural landscape, especially the South Downs which she visits frequently. Her love for the countryside feeds into her images, creating intuitive responses from memory and other images based on close observation of specific places.
This section features work made using lino cut, screenprinting, collograph and drypoint forms of printmaking. All the prints are made and printed by the artists.
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Here are featured a selection of landscape paintings. Some are painted on site and some mainly at the studio with reference to sketches and photographs from the location.
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Complimenting the work from landscape Sue explores flowers in close up and combined with abstract forms building up rich surfaces and patterns.
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Sue has a passion for abstract art as well as the representational. She says "I love exploring the relationships between forms, colours and tones. The pictures build up over time, revisited each day with fresh eyes over a number of weeks, the way that bright colours glow vibrantly when placed next to dark shades is really exciting."
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Sue in particularly is influenced by the Modernists of the early Twentieth Century including Klee, Braque, Matisse, Mondrian, Nolde, Kandinsky and Schwitters but also the St Ives School of painters and sculptors including Barbara Hepworth, Terry Frost and Wilhemena Barnes Graham. She is also inspired by contemporary artists such as Howard Hodgkin, David Hockney, Harvey Daniels, Melita Denaro, James Naughton, Elizabeth Blackadder and Peter Blake to mention but a few.