About Sue Guthrie
Sue now works predominantly to commission and has gained an ever growing reputation for her corporate commissions. Her strong creative skills and commitment to high quality work have been fundamental to her achievments. She followed up her 1st Class Hons. degree by taking a Masters degree in Fine Art eight years ago. She has exhibited widely, from Edingbugh Castle to Whitely's, London, has shown with Ikon Touring, Walsall Museum and Art gallery and has achieved awards from West Midlands Arts. Her work is very varied from painting to digital work and film (her time-lapse photography has been used by Carlton TV).
'Having a very diverse portfolio I initially take my inspiration from the environment where the work will be seen, both visually and conceptually. Colour and movement always emerge as strong elements within the work, which is built up in layers to create a feeling of depth with a painterly edge. The diversity of the work reflects a varied response to project briefs and I am always exploring new approaches to making work, challenging both myself and the viewer. It is my aim to produce work that is both visually striking whilst also being thought provoking, operating on different levels both visually and conceptually.'
Sue has extensive skills and experience in the following areas;
- With an emphasis on contemporary painting, work is thoroughly researched with concept development being a an integral part of the service. Paintings are produced in a range of styles and techniques; contemporary, traditional, abstract and figurative.
- Digital prints
- Again produced in a range of styles, presented on various substrates from perspex and aluminium to framed limited edition prints on paper.
- Murals and paint finishes
- Produced in a range of styles from traditional period finishes and trompe l'oeil to air-gunned ultra violet work for nightclubs.
- Project management
- Having project managed contracts involving teams of artists for a range of clients including market leaders within the leisure industry, Sue is happy to take on a management role and provide a team of artists to tackle large scale projects.
- For projects where either public or staff consultation is a priority workshops often including a practical component are recommended. These are often also used to provide a welcome break for staff. Sue has headed workshops for IKON Gallery, various District Councils, Goodhope Hospital, and has also worked previously as a tutor and undertaken specific training as a workshop leader.
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