Susan Skuse

Artist Statement:

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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


Meditation Blue Heron

Susan Skuse | Meditation with Blue Heron | Oil and acrylic on canvas | 500 x 1500mm | $975

Great Egret with a small stream

Susan Skuse | Water Music with Great Egret | Oil and acrylic on canvas | 1220 x 600mm | $850


Major studies:

Advertising Certificate – Sydney Technical College, Ultimo

Diploma of Fine Art – Alice Springs Community College

Certificate of Garment Design – Gold Coast TAFE

Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) Macquarie University, NSW.

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) Curtin University WA

Recent Short term studies and workshops:

USQ McGregor Summer School – John Wilson – Australian Landscape in Oil

Brisbane Art Academe – Portraiture and Still Life

Tweed Regional Gallery – Hobie Porter workshop

McGregor Summer School – Max Wilkes – Oil Painting with Colour and Light

Awards and Exhibitions:

2016  Finalist Lethbridge 10,000

2016 Finalist Border Prize

2016 Runner-up Landscape Category, Royal Queensland Art Society (Broadbeach) Annual Members Prize

2016 Solo Show – Meditations on a Small Stream

2016 Group Show – Thoroughbred Art

2016 Group show – Cinefiend

2015   Runner-up in the inaugural Holmes Australian Birdlife Art Award, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery

2015  Finalist Brisbane Life Art Award

2015  Finalist Lethbridge 10,000 (on-line section)

2015  Finalist Rotary Art Spectacular

2015  Finalist Moreton Bay Art Award

2015  June/July — Highly Commended, Royal Queensland Art Society, Broadbeach, themed section.

2015  Royal Queensland Art Society – Highly Commended March 2015

2014  Finalist, Queensland Figurative, Royal Queensland Art Society, Brisbane,

2014   Royal Queensland Art Society – Commended September 2014

2014  Royal Queensland Art Society – Highly Commended July 2014

2013  Royal Queensland Art Society – First prize (themed) Feb-Mar 2013

Royal Queensland Art Society – Highly Commended, May 2013

2012 –  Heather Blackstock Award – Gold Coast Art Society

Royal Queensland Art Society – First prize (non-themed) November-Jan 2012