Susan Foord

“My approach when painting has remained consistent throughout.  In preparation a very heavy cartridge paper is laid over board, then stretched and primed ready for use.

"Using mixed media, I work intuitively putting down colour and marks.  A struggle ensues out of which an image of clarity and unity eventually emerges which corresponds to an inner feeling of ‘rightness’ and ‘wholeness’.

"The resultant images are mostly evocative of landscape or seascape, seemingly through a window.  Sometimes images are suggestive of still life.”

Susan Foord's luminous and radiant paintings bring to mind a remark by Winifred Nicholson -  'What I have tried to do is to paint pictures that can call down colour, so that a picture can be a lamp in one's home, not merely a window.'

She was born in London in 1945 and studied fine art at Leeds Metropolitan University 1980-83.  She became a visiting lecturer there 1990-92.  After moving to Bristol in 1993 she was elected a Member of the Royal West of England Academy in 1997.

Read more about Susan's paintings on Frames of Reference - Six From Susan Foord.

Solo Exhibitions

Adam Gallery, Bath
2003, 2001, 2000
Adam Gallery, London
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Offer Waterman & Co Fine Art, London
The Old Town Hall, Havant

Two Person Exhibitions

Foss Fine Art, London
Adam Gallery, Bath

Group exhibitions have included the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1993-2003 and the Royal West of England Academy Autumn Exhibition 1993-2005.  She has also shown at the London Contemporary Art Fair, Islington and the 20th Century British Art Fair, Royal College of Art and Olympia.  She has exhibited widely abroad and her work is held in many public collections.

  • Blue Flare by Susan Foord
  • Distant Flare by Susan Foord
  • Landscape by Susan Foord
  • Morning Breeze by Susan Foord
  • Morning Light by Susan Foord
  • Still Waters by Susan Foord
  • Summer Landscape by Susan Foord