Susan Birth — Painter
For info: all the paintings shown here are square except the floral one, which has now sold.
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I’m Susan, one of the three working artists based at Yew Trees Artist Studios located at Bevere Gallery, Worcester. The studios and our artists’ gallery are open to visitors Tue – Sat, 10 am – 4 pm. Do call in and say hello!
My art ranges from representational to more semi-abstract and conceptual pieces, mainly landscape and still life. I make bold use of colour, pattern and texture and use a variety of media including acrylic paint, ink, oil pastels, collage, etc. to create lively pieces that hold the gaze and attention, maybe striking a chord or evoking a thought, emotion or memory. I love to experiment with techniques and mix up media to produce visually intriguing pieces. I see variety as the key to my practice and I hope this draws the eye to explore my paintings. Recently I’ve been experimenting with more abstract pieces. Subject matter varies since I tend to follow my impulses. I love creating semi-abstract imagined landscapes as well as scenes encountered on my travels.
In both 2019 and 2020 I’ve had work selected for the Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in Mall Galleries, London. In 2021 I was a finalist in the Broadway Arts Festival Open Competition.
I enjoy getting involved in local art projects – including supporting local charities – and meeting the challenge of a commission. In 2020 with two fellow artists I worked on a project commissioned by Severn Arts and Worcestershire County Council and also won a commission funded by Arts Council England for Worcester Art Gallery & Museum. In 2021 I contributed a painting to the NHS Worcester City Art Trail.
This year I’m part of the Worcestershire Open Studios organising team.www.susanbirth.com