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Susan Sanders

Susan Sanders studied Fine Art in the life studios at the Byam Shaw School under Maurice de Sausmarez A.R.A., and Peter Greenham R.A., Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools 1968-71. She has exhibited her work in mixed and joint shows including the Royal Academy Summer Shows (25 times); has her work in boardrooms, private collections and abroad; also reproduced in catalogues for interior design. She lives in Kent with her husband, Richard Parkinson, who is also an accomplished painter. Member, Chelsea Arts Club 1995 onwards.

In Susan Sanders own words

"Drawing and life painting have always been a central part of my work. The intense training in observation, in the life rooms at the R.A. Schools, gave me a strong resilient discipline. From there, I was able to move on and explore colour and light. Painters that have inspired and influenced me are De Staël, Morandi, Turner and Giacometti.

I have exhibited in mixed and joint shows in London (Royal Academy Summer Shows), Bristol (Royal West Academy), Aberdeen, Dublin and the South East. My work has been on loan and I have written for ‘The Artist’ magazine. Recent exhibitions include the Neville Pundole Gallery, Castle Arts and the Beany Institute in Canterbury. I work in watercolour, gold leaf and oils, some of which are large. I am also trained in etching and other forms of print-making. Commission work has included animals, full length portraiture, nude portraiture and houses. At the moment, I am finishing a series of drawings (w/c with gold-leaf) of a baby as she develops".