Coming in to Land


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Acrylic on canvas by Sue Graham.

The painting measures 40cm x 40cm. Supplied framed in a hand-painted pale cream wood float frame. The outer frame measures approximately 43cm x 43cm.

This piece can also be purchased using Own Art - interest free credit, payable in 10 equal monthly direct debit instalments of £35 - contact the gallery for an email application form.

Artist Statment: About 'Coming in to Land'

"This painting was inspired by arriving early at London Heathrow on a glorious fine morning.

 As you fly over the Thames with the sun glinting off the water and the mist riding from the wetland near LHR, the city sees full of promise, like in a dream.

This far above the diesel fumes and smog, the homeless people waking up in doorways, the press of the crowds you could be forgiven for thinking that the streets really might be paved with gold… And then you touch down."

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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.