Acrylic on canvas by Sue Graham.
The painting measures 75cm x 49.5cm. Supplied framed in a hand-painted white wood float frame. The outer frames measures approximately 75cm x 49.5cm
This piece can also be purchased using Own Art - interest free credit, payable in 10 equal monthly direct debit instalments of £80 - contact the gallery for an email application form.
Artist Statement - About 'Walking the Blue Fields'
"We bought a 13 acre croft in Scotland last year. It’s on a Hebridean Island, the Isle of Gigha. The light has a wonderful quality, and the sense if peace and space is very calming.
This painting emerged from thinking about the croft during last winter: I was imagining it emerging into spring, the wet meadows coming slowly into bloom. The ground is rough and there’s an uncultivated joy about the land: the air is so sweet.
Some paintings pick fights with me and I end up reworking and over-painting. Not this one: it just emerged calmly; peaceful like its subject."
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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.