Sound of an Early Summer Bedtime - Signed Print


Signed print by Sue Graham.

The images measures approximately 25cm x 25cm.  Supplied mounted, cellophane wrapped & backed. The outer mount measures approximately 40cm x 40cm

Artist Statement - About 'Sound of an Early Summer Bedtime'

"I was raised by parents who felt that children were a nuisance. Best not seen and not heard. For the first six years we lived in an Edwardian semi in Salisbury. I was always sent to bed very early in the summertime, with hours of daylight still to go. I could hear other children playing on another street, but I mostly remember the sound of sparrow, chirruping under the eaves near my window.

The painting came out with a warm palette because that was the temperature of those evenings, and so I associate sparrow sounds with warmth."

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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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