Susie Monnington was born and grew up in rural Sussex, where she continues to live and work.

Her work evolves from speedy, intuitive drawings made on canoe expeditions on the river and from on Hebridean cycling adventures as well as trips around the Pembrokeshire and  Sussex Coasts. The drawings are a starting point and then the energy of the paint and the process of painting take over and the painting evolves. 

“I never really know what my paintings will look like until they reveal themselves”

By working with light and space, she aims for  a sense of both time and place to emerge, a suggestion of what it felt like to be there, rather than a description of a specific setting. “I love to observe how changing light, seasons and weather can completely alter the sense of a place”; it is these shifts in mood that she endeavours to evoke in her work.

She graduated from St Martins School of Art in London with a Fine Art degree and then continued at Brighton Art School to complete an MA in Fine Art and a PGCE.

Susie set up Dairy Studio Art Courses in Lewes where she works and runs painting courses.

Follow on Instagram for behind the scenes. @susiemonn_art

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