Suzie Cumming

Joined Artfinder: Aug. 2015

Artworks for sale: 215

(14)

United Kingdom

About Suzie Cumming

 
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  • Biography

    My art practice is the place where I can process life. It allows me time to be mindful and experimental and ultimately brings me so much happiness.  My paintings reflect the joy I experience when I am in the studio splashing paint around.  I am a lover of bright colour, big and bold expression and finding beauty in the unexpected.  I don’t attempt to recreate a scene or a photo but I intend to paint a feeling of it.  

    Every day, I notice and capture the colours and forms around me, from the tiny details in nature, the changing tones in the sky and ocean to old wallpaper peeling off a wall.  I take photos to record these details and document colours, shapes and thoughts in sketch books and on loose sheets of paper to process back in the studio.  I have learnt over time that my art making in the studio is a cycle of gathering, processing and simplification.  To make sense of it all, I will often extract parts of paintings and experiment with different scales, or cut paintings up and collage these into new works.  The end goal is to simplify my thought process into paintings that portray the essence of an idea or theme, through colour relationships and the feelings that this portrays.  

    Somebody once said that my work was like bottled up summer days.  I can really connect to this analogy as I visualise the warmth and colour spilling out of the paintings and into the world, spreading some joy.

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  • Education

    2002 - 2003

    Winchester School of Art

    1995 - 1998

    Leeds College of Art and Design

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    Previous events

    Event: Associate Members Summer Exhibition

    Dates: July 21, 2023 - Aug. 19, 2023

    Venue: Penwith Gallery, St Ives Cornwall

    Showed 'Minty Abstract Landscape'

    Event: Spring Open Exhibition

    Dates: April 26, 2023 - June 9, 2023

    Venue: St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives, Cornwall

    Showing 'Urban Blues'

    Event: Studio 21 - An Exhibition of Paintings, Photographs and Mixed Media Art.

    Dates: March 25, 2023 - March 31, 2023

    Venue: THE CRYPT GALLERY, St Ives - Cornwall

    Featuring art work by Suzie Cumming, Will Elliott, Laura Kent, Cat Lee, Megan Stewart, Sophie Simpson, Will Thomas and Ella Ratcliff

    Event: Christmas Open Exhibition

    Dates: Nov. 26, 2022 - Jan. 2, 2022

    Venue: St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives, Cornwall

    Showing 'Boat in Harbour' and 'A Day Out in St. Ives'

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Education

2002 - 2003

Winchester School of Art

1995 - 1998

Leeds College of Art and Design


There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Associate Members Summer Exhibition

Dates: July 21, 2023 - Aug. 19, 2023

Venue: Penwith Gallery, St Ives Cornwall

Showed 'Minty Abstract Landscape'

Event: Spring Open Exhibition

Dates: April 26, 2023 - June 9, 2023

Venue: St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives, Cornwall

Showing 'Urban Blues'

Event: Studio 21 - An Exhibition of Paintings, Photographs and Mixed Media Art.

Dates: March 25, 2023 - March 31, 2023

Venue: THE CRYPT GALLERY, St Ives - Cornwall

Featuring art work by Suzie Cumming, Will Elliott, Laura Kent, Cat Lee, Megan Stewart, Sophie Simpson, Will Thomas and Ella Ratcliff

Event: Christmas Open Exhibition

Dates: Nov. 26, 2022 - Jan. 2, 2022

Venue: St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives, Cornwall

Showing 'Boat in Harbour' and 'A Day Out in St. Ives'


 

Biography

My art practice is the place where I can process life. It allows me time to be mindful and experimental and ultimately brings me so much happiness.  My paintings reflect the joy I experience when I am in the studio splashing paint around.  I am a lover of bright colour, big and bold expression and finding beauty in the unexpected.  I don’t attempt to recreate a scene or a photo but I intend to paint a feeling of it.  

Every day, I notice and capture the colours and forms around me, from the tiny details in nature, the changing tones in the sky and ocean to old wallpaper peeling off a wall.  I take photos to record these details and document colours, shapes and thoughts in sketch books and on loose sheets of paper to process back in the studio.  I have learnt over time that my art making in the studio is a cycle of gathering, processing and simplification.  To make sense of it all, I will often extract parts of paintings and experiment with different scales, or cut paintings up and collage these into new works.  The end goal is to simplify my thought process into paintings that portray the essence of an idea or theme, through colour relationships and the feelings that this portrays.  

Somebody once said that my work was like bottled up summer days.  I can really connect to this analogy as I visualise the warmth and colour spilling out of the paintings and into the world, spreading some joy.