Wales, Sue

Bio

I was born into an artistic family; my maternal grandmother was one of the first women students at the Royal Academy Schools and my father was an art director for the British Council and the Radio Times.

I first worked as a graphic designer, at Galeries Lafayette, in Paris, and, following my return to England, became an art editor for the National Magazine Company. Subsequently, I became a photographer's stylist and then moved into art direction for TV commercials until the birth of my youngest child. I have been painting professionally for 30 years and hold regular workshops in my studio.

I produce a wide range of work, including landscapes, still lives, garden scenes and interiors. For me, the common denominator is the spontaneous and informal use of colour and tone. As a painter, I love to try and capture the harmonies of colour and light that surround me in my daily life. I enjoy painting landscapes en plein air and have produced many works on my travels, especially India.

In more recent years, I have moved into portraiture and have had many successful commissions.

As a resident of Bath, I am proud to have been a member of the Executive Committee of the Bath Society of Artists; founded in 1904, the Society has had many distinguished members, including, for example, Walter Sickert.

Exhibitions

  • 2016 Murray Edwards College, permanent collection, Cambridge
  • 2015 ING Discerning Eye, London
  • 2015 Andellie Gallery, Wells
  • 2015 Bath Society of Artists Open Exhibition, Bath
  • 2016 Royal Society of British Artists, London
  • 2014 Gorstella Gallery, Chester
  • 2013 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
  • 1998 Society of Women Artists, London
  • 1992 Anna Mei Chadwick Gallery, London

Education

  • 2010 Portraiture, Angel School, Florence
  • 1960 Fine Art, Academie Julian, Paris
  • 1959 Fine Art, Grande Chaumiere, Paris
  • 1958 Foundation, Reigate Art School

Links

Snowdrops, 2013, (oil on board)
Snowdrops, 2013, (oil on board)

AFU2913327: © Sue Wales / Bridgeman Images

Pink tulips, 2015 (oil on board)
Pink tulips, 2015 (oil on board)

AFU2957773: © Sue Wales / Bridgeman Images

Sun lit poppies, 2003, (oil on board)
Sun lit poppies, 2003, (oil on board)

AFU2958032: © Sue Wales / Bridgeman Images

Camelias, 2014, (oil on canvas)
Camelias, 2014, (oil on canvas)

AFU2962358: © Sue Wales / Bridgeman Images

Red anemones, 1994, (gouache on paper)
Red anemones, 1994, (gouache on paper)

AFU2963326: © Sue Wales / Bridgeman Images

Fritillaries, 1996, (gouache on paper)
Fritillaries, 1996, (gouache on paper)

AFU2967748: © Sue Wales / Bridgeman Images

Red currants, 1998, (gouache on paper)
Red currants, 1998, (gouache on paper)

AFU2967769: © Sue Wales / Bridgeman Images

Wild garlic, 1999, (oil on board)
Wild garlic, 1999, (oil on board)

AFU2975035: © Sue Wales / Bridgeman Images

Ramathra Fort, 2019, (oil on board)
Ramathra Fort, 2019, (oil on board)

AFU5848278: © Sue Wales / Bridgeman Images

Indian Colours, 2019, (oil on board)
Indian Colours, 2019, (oil on board)

AFU5848721: © Sue Wales / Bridgeman Images

White Magnolias in Silver Jug
White Magnolias in Silver Jug

AFU5858173: © Sue Wales / Bridgeman Images

Red Cushions
Red Cushions

AFU5858242: © Sue Wales / Bridgeman Images

Cherry blossom, 2019, (oil on board)
Cherry blossom, 2019, (oil on board)

AFU5888678: © Sue Wales / Bridgeman Images

Pink magnolias, 2019, (oil on board)
Pink magnolias, 2019, (oil on board)

AFU5888679: © Sue Wales / Bridgeman Images

French bedroom, 2005, (oil on board)
French bedroom, 2005, (oil on board)

AFU5888730: © Sue Wales / Bridgeman Images


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