Signed print by Sue Graham.
The images measures approximately 26.5cm x 19.5cm. Supplied mounted, cellophane wrapped & backed. The outer mount measures approximately 43cm x 38cm
Artist Statement - About 'Rainy Friday Night in Thame'
"There’s something Edward Hopper-esque about this image.
I was driving back from a painting demo in Eynsham in an absolute downpour. The light was so atmospheric I knew if I didn’t get out and take a photo I would regret having missed my chance.
This Thame kebab van is a bit of an institution! It has won ‘best British kebab van’ more than once, I think.
What attracted me to paint this scene was the figures waiting to be served, the contrast between the warm van and the soaked surroundings, the gleam of the road, the streetlamps catching the rain streaming down. It’s very atmospheric."
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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.