SUE RANSLEY

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Surrey Artist of the Year Finalist 2021
Creates Magazine Emerging Artist Award Winner 2019
Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize Finalist 2018 & 2019

Sue paints pictures of everyday folk. Taking a lighter look at life, capturing our warmth and humanity. The aim being that you’ll recognise something in the image, like it's a reflection of someone you know, or a certain behaviour - evoking a sense of the familiar.

Having lived a life, and raised her family, Sue took up painting after an illness, and was lucky enough to find an Art tutor that helped her find her ‘thing’.

The majority of her work is in oil, with just occasional forays into water -based media. In oils Sue starts by drawing with paint, the lines forming part of the finished piece. And with water - based media, there is no initial drawing - instead she takes a deep breath and goes straight into the masses with a loaded brush. The focus being on the essence of the image, rather than the finer detail.

All the moments captured are of people Sue has seen whilst out and about doing her favourite thing – people watching, with sketchbook and camera in hand.


Exhibitions

Arundel Gallery Trail – 2 Kings Arms Hill – 20th to 29th August 2022
Surrey Artists Open Studios - 18th to 26th June 2022
Ryebank Gallery, Rye – selected artist – Inaugural Open Call Exhibition - May 2022
AppArt - Priorsfield School, Godalming - selected artist - 9th to 24th April 2022
The Lightbox, Woking – ‘Family’ – an 8-artist group show. 29th March to 10th April 2022
Linden Hall Studio – Winter Group Show – selected artist – Dec 2021 to end Jan 2022
Surrey Artist of the Year Finalist - 25th Sept to 6th Nov 2021 - New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Arundel Gallery Trail - 19th to 30th August 2021 Venue 3, 2 Kings Arms Hill, Arundel
Yvonne Arnaud Summer 2021 - Mill Studio - Guildford Arts selected artist - 10th to 22nd July
Surrey Artists Open Studios - 5th to 20th June 2021 Venue 87
Linden Hall Studio - Winter Group Show selected artist - Dec 2020 to end Jan 2021
Portrait Artist of the Week featured my 'Robbie Rinder' as part of their title page image. May 2020
Contemporary British Portrait Painters featured 'Plane Spotters' online May 2020
Cass Art featured my Portrait, 'Leopard Print Lover' as part of their online campaign #CassApplause
Linden Hall Studio - Winter Group Show selected artist - Saturday 7th Dec '19 to Sat 25th Jan '20
Red Dog Gallery - 'Wish you were here' show - 28th September to 6th October 2019
Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize Finalist, Hampstead, 28th Aug to 1st Sept 2019
Surrey Open Studios, 7 artists at Venue 94 - Shamley Green - 1/2/6/7/8/9th June 2019
Creates Gallery Emerging Artist Award, Monmouth - Winner - 8 Feb to 9th March 2019
Artworks, Group Show at The Oxmarket, Chichester - 25th February to 10th March 2019
Red Dog Gallery, Christmas Show - Oakhanger Surrey - 6th to 10th December 2018
Chester Art Beat - at Storyhouse Chester, 25 to 27th October 2018
Arundel Gallery Trail - 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 18 to 27 August 2018
Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize Finalist, Hampstead, 25 to 29 July 2018
Surrey Artist Open Studios, Shamley Green - yearly June 2014 to 2018
The London Art Show, Coningsby Gallery, London - July 2017
The Nehru Centre, London with Gabriel Fine Art - July 2017
Artrooms London, Melia White House - Finalist - January 2017
Clyde & Co, Guildford with Guildford Arts - September 2014 and May 2017

Previously I have been shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition, and had two paintings shortlisted for the Royal West of England Academy show.