We are very much looking forward to exhibiting Sue Howells’s beautiful collection of paintings focusing on the Shropshire landscape.
Throughout Sue Howells artistic career she has been adorned with a wide range of awards including ‘Best selling living Artist in U.K’ by the Fine Art Trade Guild of Great Britain Award, The Solomon and Whitehead Award ‘Best selling Published Artist’ and
The Donald Blake Award ‘Best use of watercolours in published work’.
About the Artist
Born in Birmingham and recently relocated and residing in Ironbridge, Shropshire.
“I don’t usually plan my paintings in advance. Staring with a loose wash, I let one brushstroke lead to another, always looking for the perfect composition, cropping along the way to get the right balance. The enjoyment of using pure watercolour is important to me, exploiting the effect of this elusive medium, letting the beauty of the paper shine through. I like to keep the plains simply working with a full brush of paint, economizing on detail, knowing that one bad stroke and all is lost, as pure watercolour cannot be repaired or repainted. I try to avoid opaque paint, only using it when necessary. At heart I am a traditionalist, letting the medium speak for itself. If one starts to tidy up spontaneity is lost. I am inspired by the works of John Piper and 20th-century water colourists and the beautiful landscapes in Shropshire”