Millpond Dawn


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Atmospheric, acrylic on canvas by Sue Graham.

Measures approximately 120cm x 75cm

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Artist Statement - About 'Millpond Dawn'

I love the look of water, the calm, the reflections. But in truth I’m actually slightly afraid of water; maybe because I’m not a good swimmer. The inky depths of millponds in particular for some reason fascinate and frighten me. I think it may be from reading Elliott’s Mill on The Floss… But they’re also beautiful places.

This painting has some of that ambivalence I think. There’s the dark depth but also the light, the mist burning off as the sun comes up.

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About Sue Graham

I can barely remember a time when I didn’t paint, or wasn’t thinking about painting. I have had various other ‘real’ jobs; PR, Retail Management, Special Events. Somehow though my heart was never in them and I’m not sure I was ever truly good at them. 

Ideas for paintings keep on coming. Sometimes I worry the well of creativity will run dry… but so far every time I go there I am able to bring something back. There is an endless variety of inspiration in the world.

My working style is quite chaotic, usually launching straight into a painting with an idea in my head and seeing where that takes me. There then follows a period of ‘retrenchment’; lots of adjusting and assessing. And sometimes things are scrapped. Some paintings come fast and some emerge through a more convoluted process.

Over the years I have received so much encouragement from friends and, touchingly, from random strangers too. It means a lot to me, so a big ‘thank you’ to you all. Somebody once asked me to reflect on why it is that I paint: the question has sat with me for years but I think the answer is this: to communicate feelings and ideas and to be accepted for who I am.

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