Su Fishpool

Photo of Su Fishpool, artist and Peninsula Arts tutor

Su is highly qualified tutor with many years of experience teaching art both to children and adults. She is at present teaching classes for young people age 7 to 18 years at PAS. These classes are held during after-school hours.

Through demonstrations Su teaches a rich variety of drawing and painting techniques, media and colour study. Su’s classes are designed to inspire young minds and draw out creative abilities.

Su also teaches an adult class titled ‘Fundamentals of Art for Beginners’, where students learn a range of art media and techniques to create work that references a variety of subject matter and genres.

Art Philosophy

Ever changing tapestry of natures’ colours, texture and juxtaposed spaces is a source of constant inspiration. It is the interaction of design elements and atmosphere which holds a fascination that can lead you to another realm. Although nature is sometimes depicted in a recognizable fashion, it is often preferable for me to use it as only a beginning for a picture.

Colour and textures, for instance, can be the most exciting aspects of a place. The actual appearance in photographic terms could hold little excitement. Pieces can float or unite. Some belong together, some do not, like a jostling crowd working out their preferences. In the relinquishing of learned controls and responses, we open ourselves to levels of communication of a deeper order, and increase our awareness of life’s co-existences – with endless possibilities as an outward moving spiral.

Qualifications and experience

1971 – Diploma of Art and Design, Caulfield Institute of Technology

1972 – Employed as Graphic Designer

1973 – Diploma of Education, Hawthorn State College

1973 – 1986 – Teaching secondary art in Victorian Schools

1986 – 1989 – Employed as Art Coordinator, Mentone Grammar.

1994 – 2019 Teaching regular, private, children’s art classes at Peninsula Arts Society in Frankston South, Mt Martha House, Mt Martha and at Mornington, UCA

Exhibitions include:

2002 – Exhibition at the Women’s Clinic, Mornington

2003 – Beast Creations Gallery ‘Side by side’ Exhibition

2003 – Beast Creations Gallery, First Birthday Exhibition

2003 – Manyung Gallery Exhibition and Australian book launch of ‘Selected Contemporary Artists of Australia’.

2003 – Beast Creations Gallery, Cup Weekend Exhibition, Nov

2003 – Bark Modern Art Gallery Hong Kong, Exhibition and book launch of ‘Selected Contemporary Artists of Australia

2004 – 2013 – Manyung Gallery, Group Exhibition

2004 – 2013 – Beast Creations Gallery, Group Exhibitions

2017-2018 – Cube Gallery, Frankston

Collections

Paintings are represented in private and corporate collection in Australia, America, Singapore, Great Britain and Switzerland.

Commissions

Please contact Su if you are interested in commissioning an artwork.

Artwork by Su Fishpool