Artwork title: View | Artwork media: Oil on canvas| Artwork dimensions: 100 cm x 100cm
Susan Meyerhoff Sharples is an international visual artist, based in North West England, UK. She is a Fellow of Wirral Art School and holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours first class from John Moores University Liverpool. Her exhibitions, commissions and collections include: America, Spain, Canada, Israel, Croatia, Montenegro, Eire, France and UK.
Her work begins as a response to place and relates to her physical and emotional experience of location, social and industrial histories and events of place. She considers the transitory view and the unpredictable landscape due to environmental pollution and coastal erosion. Often her work evokes romantic notions of far off lands, space and freedom but it may also evoke images of edges and boundaries.
It is the entirety of the subject, the interaction of the elements on the land, sea and sky which interests her most. She loves the freedom of working spontaneously on location, watching the changing moods of the view as slices of colour tear through the sky and reflect on the land or sea below.
She enjoys exploring colour, form and space through the medium of acrylic, oil paints and print. Acrylic being fast drying paint enables loose, spontaneous, expressive works describing sweeping brush strokes, whilst oil paints require a more considered application enabling surface texture, mark-making and drawing by scratching into the surface. Areas of the paintings and prints often appear opaque, hinting at things hidden beneath deceptively simple representations of the environment.
Website: susan meyerhoff sharples.com