Susan Macarthur

About......

I come from a painting and drawing background and have always liked the drama of the human form.  

 

Whilst studying for a  BA in General Art at Cal State Long Beach I was introduced to textiles and stitch by a Japanese teacher.  Shortly after returning to England I pursued this area and went on to experiment with different combinations of textile and paint to initially portray the nude.  Working with these materials opened up a whole new way of working which allowed a great deal of freedom and also made me realise how important texture is to my work.

 

I use a combination of fabric, paper, thread, paint, fabric dyes, wax crayons, charcoal – in fact anything that will suit my purpose.  At the moment my work is based on various papers stitched together to create a surface to paint and stitch into.

 

Now living near Bath and Bristol  my work is exhibited mostly through galleries and art fairs but I can also be contacted for commissions.

 

Email [email protected]

Mob 07850146999

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