About

BA (Hons) Fine Art (1st.)
After several years teaching Contemporary Textiles and Surface Design, I returned to college and completed a degree in Fine Art, graduating in 2008. At that time my main interest was collagraph printmaking using found materials to build the plate and exploring inking techniques to highlight the rich surface texture.

I now paint full time from my studio at Saltburn Artists Studios and Gallery. I have retained my interest in surface, texture and found materials allowing this to direct the processes I use when painting. Opaque and transparent oil paints, combined with cold wax, plaster, marble dust or sand, are layered and scraped back, applied and incised. The painting is developed intuitively, creating a subtle mix of texture and colour.

Although my current focus is on paintings of landscape and coast, I am also drawn to surfaces that display a rich, built up patina of time and history, of shifting colours, mark making and incidental traces. I explore these elements in the studio by combining drawing, printmaking and collage making small works on paper.

I have taken part in Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage for the past three years and have exhibited regularly since graduation. I also work to commission and can be contacted through this website or directly at Saltburn Artists Studios and Gallery.

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

2018
  • Cleveland Art Society Winter Show, Heritage Gallery, Middlesbrough
  • Inspired By... Gallery, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby
  • Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage, Staithes.
  • Cleveland Art Society, Summer Show, Stokesley
  • Spring Show, Palace Arts Gallery, Redcar
2017
  • Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage, Staithes
  • From A Distance (Solo Show), Saltburn Artists Studios and Gallery
  • New Year Show, Palace Arts Gallery, Redcar
2016
  • Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage, Staithes
  • Surface Matters, Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar
2015
  • Autumn Show, Palace Arts Gallery, Redcar
  • Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage, Staithes
  • Earth, Air, Fire and Water, Palace Arts Gallery, Redcar
2014-2008
  • Early Summer Show, Palace Arts Gallery, Redcar
  • Winter 2013 Show, Palace Arts Gallery, Redcar
  • Python Arts Festival, Heritage Gallery, Middlesbrough
  • Absence Presence, Python Gallery, Middlesbrough
  • The Exhibitionists, Open Studios, Redcar & Cleveland
  • Sue Chipchase: Recent Work, Kirkleatham Museum
  • The Dover Prize, Darlington
  • Mima Art Fair, Mima, Middlesbrough
  • Deftnicity, Middlesbrough Town Hall