Sue Haseltine - Gallery
finds great inspiration from the beauty of the natural landscape especially the South Downs which she visits frequently on foot and by mountain bike. Her love for the countryside feeds into her images creating intuitive responses from memory and other images based on close observation of specific places.
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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.