First Signs of Spring


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Acrylic on canvas by Sue Graham.

The painting measures 45.5cm x 35.5cm.  Supplied framed in a hand-painted soft grey wood float frame. The outer frames measures approximately 49.5cm x 39.5cm

This piece can also be purchased using Own Art - interest free credit, payable in 10 equal monthly direct debit instalments of £38 - contact the gallery for an email application form.

Artist Statement - About 'First Signs of Spring'

"This was inspired by walking in the woods and enjoying the greening up of everything in spring.

Spring always gathers pace and goes too fast! If I could I would pause each phase just to appreciate it a bit longer.

The woods that inspired this are around Loch Trool in Scotland, it’s an area of wet woodland just teeming with life."

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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.