Susan Skuse
Susan Skuse

Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia, Australia

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Acrylic and oil on canvas


I first trained as an artist in the 1980’s and has more recently completed degrees in Fine Arts and Philosophy. My current series of work brings together a diverse range of influences including Asian philosophy and traditional art, textile pattern, bird-watching and the phenomenology of perception.
'Garden Party #3" is a sub-set of my current series combining layers of colour and pattern combined with realistic depictions of Australian birds. As with most of this series, I include a touch of highly reflective metallic pattern - gold in this work. This creates a changeable aspect to the work, as different light sources produce different visual effects. The work goes through four processes (at least) Firstly, I create an abstract background, then I work with my ever growing library of custom made stencils – sometimes plant forms, sometimes abstract or classical patterns. When I am happy with the background I then set back and consider what bird subject it suggests to me. The final stage is to re-balance the work tonally so that the subjects sit happily with the background.

This painting can be hung as a pair with my work "Grevillea garden party", also listed on Bluethumb.

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(CreativeWork) Flying High over Freycinet by Susan Skuse. oil-painting. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) Rainforest Habitat by Susan Skuse. print. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) Creek Reflections #2 by Susan Skuse. oil-painting. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) Creek Tapestry #2 by Susan Skuse. oil-painting. Shop online at Bluethumb.

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