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Susan McFarlane

Susan McFarlane/Sleevenotes

Susan McFarlane
Susan's art practice revolves around describing her feelings about the world around her, family members, the landscape, and objects of significance. Working predominantly from first-hand sources, she uses traditional Fine Art media; painting, drawing and printmaking.

The paintings currently on show in the gallery by Susan have all been inspired by the poet Edward Thomas. Walking the Landscape in Steep, Hampshire, Thomas’s poetry reflects the landscape and nature so perfectly, that even the wild-flowers from around The Poet’s Stone on the Shoulder of Mutton Hill, seem to reverberate with his vision of nature.

Susan gained an MA (Hons) Fine Art from Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art (1989-1994) and continued to The Slade (1994- 1996) to complete a postgraduate in Painting. Whilst at Edinburgh University, Susan was awarded The Valgra Trading Prize for drawing and a John Kinross Scholarship (1994) from the Royal Scottish Academy to visit and study in Florence. At the Slade, her time there was spent in the life room and she was awarded a Duveen Travel Scholarship to travel to Barcelona (1996). She has been the recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (Montreal, Canada) twice, exhibited in the BP Portrait Award and her work is included in the publication 500 Portraits: The BP Portrait Award (2011). Susan has taken part in Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year (2013) and Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year (2015). After her studies Susan held an artist residency at the Florence Trust Studios, London, and St. George’s School in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK.

Susan taught History of Art at Wycombe Abbey School (1998-2001) and is now currently Head of Art at Bedales Prep School.
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