Susan Skuse – Available work

About the artist:

Susan first trained as an artist in the 1980’s and has more recently completed degrees in Fine Arts and Philosophy.  Her 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.  The works on show are part of her current series of paintings working with layers of colour and pattern combined with realistic depictions of Australian birds. Susan explains:  “The work goes through four processes (at least) Firstly, I create an abstract colour background using vibrant lithographic inks with solvent to create fluid organic effects. 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.

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Sue Skuse investigates her environment through a series of magnificent detours from the traditional world of representational art, occasionally verging on the abstract. Her explorations dissect our knowledge of our visual world and highlight form, light and movement in novel and exciting ways. Her techniques are diverse, precise and exquisite, and her insightful perspectives stimulate and propel the viewer into a higher state of awareness. Her work is thought provoking, whether it is a study of water cascading, cloud formations, the experience of flight or the celebration of self.

Author:  Ilia Chidzey, Graphic Artist

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Kings of the funky forest web

Susan Skuse | Kings of the Forest (King Parrots) | 60 x 120 cms | acrylic and oil on canvas

kings of the funky forest in situ

Susan Skuse | Kings of the forest – in situ

Garden party #3 New Holland Honeyeaters.web

Susan Suse | Garden Party #3 – New Holland honeyeaters| Acrylic and oil on canvas | 60 x 90 cms

Garden party #4 Cockatiels and New Holland Honeyeater.web

Susan Skuse | Garden Party #4 – Cockatiels and New Holland honeyeater | Acrylic and oil on canvas | 60 x 90cms

garden party 3 and 4 in situ.web

Susan Skuse | Garden Party #3 and #4 in situ

Follow the leader 2 frame

Susan Skuse | Follow the leader – Cockatiels | Acrylic and oil on canvas | 60 x 120 cms

Crimson Forest web

crimson forest in situ 1

Susan Skuse | Crimson forest – crimson rosellas | acrylic and oil on canvas | 120 x 90 cms

Rising upward.web

Susan Skuse | Rising Up | Oil on wooden panel | 30 x 30 ms

Olive backed sunbird,web

Susan Skuse | Sing it loud – Olive backed sunbird | acrylic and oil on canvas | 60 x 60 cms

card set.web

Susan Skuse | Feathery all-sorts note cards

card set 2

Susan Skuse | Feathery Allsorts note cards | 15 x 15cm notcards, blank inside, with envelopes, each set in a unique hand printed folder

duet final.web

Susan Suse | Duet – Sarus Cranes | Acrylic and oil on coffered board | 84 x 92 cms

Vision in White - Great Egret.web

Susan Skuse | Sheer Elegance – Great Egret and Jabiru | Acrylic and oil on canvas | 70 x 70cms

Skuse_Susan_Scarlet Becomes You.web

Susan Skuse | Scarlet becomes you – Scarlet honeyeaters | acrylic and oil on canvas | 50 x 50 cms

She's Got the Look web

Susan Skuse | She’s got the Look | Acrylic and oil on canvas | 39 x 80 cms

Satin bower bird.web

Susan Skuse | Satin Bower bird | Acrylic and oil on canvas | 60 x 60 cms

Riverside mansion - with Pardalotes.small

Susan Skuse | Riverside Mansion – Spotted pardalotes | Acrylic and oil on canvas | 75 x 152cms

Regal Bearing.web

Susan Skuse | Regal Bearing | Acrylic and oil on canvas | 92 x 92 cms

Feathery all-sorts 8 Rose Robin.web

Susan Skuse | Feathery All-sorts #1 – Rose Robin | 30 x 30 cms | Acrylic and oil on coffered wood panel

Feathery all-sorts 7 Crested shrike tit.web

Susan Skuse | Feathery All-sorts #2 – Crested Shrike Tit | 30 x 30 cms | Acrylic and oil on coffered wood panel

Feathery all-sorts 6 Azure kingfisher.web

Susan Skuse | Feathery All-sorts #3 – Azure Kingfisher | 30 x 30 cms | Acrylic and oil on coffered wood panel

Feathery all-sorts 5 Blue Winged Kookaburra.web

Susan Skuse | Feathery All-sorts #4 – Blue winged kookaburra | 30 x 30 cms | Acrylic and oil on coffered wood panel

feathery all-sorts 4 Tanager.web

Susan Skuse | Feathery All-sorts #5 – Tanager | 30 x 30 cms | Acrylic and oil on coffered wood panel

Feathery all-sorts 3 Crimson chat.web

Susan Skuse | Feathery All-sorts #6 – Crimson Chat | 30 x 30 cms | Acrylic and oil on coffered wood panel

Feathery all-sorts 2 Eastern Spinebill.web

Susan Skuse | Feathery All-sorts #7 – Eastern Spinebill| 30 x 30 cms | Acrylic and oil on coffered wood panel

Feathery all-sorts 1 Superb Fairy Wrens.web

Susan Skuse | Feathery All-sorts #8 – Superb Fairy Wrens | 30 x 30 cms | Acrylic and oil on coffered wood panel

feathery allsorts - red backed wren.web

Susan Skuse | Feathery All-sorts #9 – Red backed wren | 30 x 30 cms | Acrylic and oil on coffered wood panel

Eavesdropper 2 web

The Eavesdropper (2), Acrylic and oil on canvas | 60 x 60 cms

eavesdropper 1 web

Susan Skuse | Eavesdropper (1), | Acrylic and oil on canvas | 60 x 60 cms

Diversity 2 web

Susan Skuse | Diversity | Acrylic and oil on canvas | 120 x 90 cms

A Fine Afternoon for Fishing - Tasman Peninsula cu3

Susan Skuse | A fine afternoon for fishing – Tasman Peninsula | oil on canvas | 75 x 150 cm

Cockatoos Numinbah Valley

Susan Skuse | Hanging out at Binna Burra | 62 x 150 cms | oil on canvas

Bee Eater Aerobatics web

Susan Skuse | Bee-eater aerobatics | acrylic and oil on canvas | 60 x 120cms

Above the clouds.web

Susan Skuse | Above the Clouds | Oil on canvas | 39 x 80 cms

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