Before and After


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Mixed Media on canvas by Sue Graham.

The painting measures 61cm x 41cm. Supplied framed in a hand-painted pale grey wood float frame. The outer frame measures approximately 65.5cm x 45cm.

This piece can also be purchased using Own Art - interest free credit, payable in 10 equal monthly direct debit instalments of £49.50 - contact the gallery for an email application form.

Artist Statement: About 'Before and After.....'

"I'm fascinated by places where nature is taking over, where buildings are crumbling away. I think I like the idea that nature will be doing her thing long after we have left. I live in Long Crendon at the moment: I'm aware how all around the villages in the Aylesbury Vale the meadows are being eaten up by development. So that's why the sheep are in this picture; they used to graze where now there are buildings, but the buildings are themselves falling apart."

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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.