susan knapp

Joined Artfinder: July 2014

Artworks for sale: 40

France

About susan knapp

 
 
  • Biography

    The principal inspiration for my paintings is my travels, from Nepal to Morocco, via India and Italy not forgetting France which has been my home for more than 20 years.

    I am always fascinated by the colours, the people and in particular the atmosphere of each country.

    Wherever I go I have my sketchbook handy to paint, note and glue everything that comes to hand. 

    The method I use for my work is in several stages;

    Firstly I concentrate on the collage background; this is made from the newspapers, receipts, stamps etc found on my travels . These are glued, sometimes randomly, sometimes with a specific idea in mind. On top of this I paint transparent layers of different colours.

    Secondly, once I am satisfied with the background I start to paint, the subjects being mostly people in their day to day life. Finally I overlay the final details, transfer prints or woodblock prints.The result is paintings that are figurative and abstract at the same time, leaving, I hope, a real sense of the people and their country.

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  • Education

    1976 - 1979

    leicester college of art

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    Event: "Itinéraire en Provence - Haut-Var, Verdon, Ubaye"

    Dates: June 11, 2016 - June 25, 2016

    Venue: Point info Tourisme de Lorgues, Lorgues, Provence, France

    An exhibition of my original paintings which feature in my book published by Equinoxe.

    Event: Exposition d'Art et Artisanat Nepalais

    Dates: Aug. 1, 2014 - Aug. 6, 2014

    Venue: Salle polyvalante, Comps sur Artuby

    I am showing a collection of my Nepali paintings alongside Nepali craftwork which is on sale to help fund the "Amities franco Nepalaises" club - a humanitarian organisation working in Nepal.

    Event: L'Inde Carnet de Voyage

    Dates: Aug. 17, 2012 - Sept. 27, 2012

    Venue: Libraire Caractères Libres, Aups 83630 France

    A collection of my collage paintings of India and Nepal

    Event: Carnet de Voyage

    Dates: July 27, 2011 - July 29, 2012

    Venue: Carrée d'Artistes, South Molton street, London

    Collection of travel Collage paintings

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Education

1976 - 1979

leicester college of art


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: "Itinéraire en Provence - Haut-Var, Verdon, Ubaye"

Dates: June 11, 2016 - June 25, 2016

Venue: Point info Tourisme de Lorgues, Lorgues, Provence, France

An exhibition of my original paintings which feature in my book published by Equinoxe.

Event: Exposition d'Art et Artisanat Nepalais

Dates: Aug. 1, 2014 - Aug. 6, 2014

Venue: Salle polyvalante, Comps sur Artuby

I am showing a collection of my Nepali paintings alongside Nepali craftwork which is on sale to help fund the "Amities franco Nepalaises" club - a humanitarian organisation working in Nepal.

Event: L'Inde Carnet de Voyage

Dates: Aug. 17, 2012 - Sept. 27, 2012

Venue: Libraire Caractères Libres, Aups 83630 France

A collection of my collage paintings of India and Nepal

Event: Carnet de Voyage

Dates: July 27, 2011 - July 29, 2012

Venue: Carrée d'Artistes, South Molton street, London

Collection of travel Collage paintings


 

Biography

The principal inspiration for my paintings is my travels, from Nepal to Morocco, via India and Italy not forgetting France which has been my home for more than 20 years.

I am always fascinated by the colours, the people and in particular the atmosphere of each country.

Wherever I go I have my sketchbook handy to paint, note and glue everything that comes to hand. 

The method I use for my work is in several stages;

Firstly I concentrate on the collage background; this is made from the newspapers, receipts, stamps etc found on my travels . These are glued, sometimes randomly, sometimes with a specific idea in mind. On top of this I paint transparent layers of different colours.

Secondly, once I am satisfied with the background I start to paint, the subjects being mostly people in their day to day life. Finally I overlay the final details, transfer prints or woodblock prints.The result is paintings that are figurative and abstract at the same time, leaving, I hope, a real sense of the people and their country.

 
 
 
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