Sue’s wonderfully playful artwork takes much of it’s inspiration from nature and the built environment around us to create intricate mixed media pieces depicting stacked buildings on one street. One of the most interesting things I find about Sue’s work is the attention to the higher levels of buildings. Something I’ve always taken an interest in, especially in Portsmouth, where many of the buildings have another story to tell with just a glance upwards.
“Texture is important to my artwork and is reflected in my printmaking, especially in the collagraphs. I am also exploring the diversity of typography and favourite themes include travel and nostalgia. Collecting ephemera while I’m on my travels, particularly old tins, battered boxes, jewellery and letters with interesting postmarks is often the start of a new project. Currently I’m creating artist’s books and Cityscapes in mixed media collage which I’m selling as limited edition prints and cards.”
A few of my favourite little details include the Civilisation Of The Rough scallie boy opposite Head Hairdressing, The Cat Clinic, Oakley Court, The Vaults bikes, Ian Parmiters van, the distinctive Pompey bin and the Hooper & Sons rooftop. You can buy Sue’s work HERE and view her other works at www.suemeredithillustration.com