Su Fishpool is currently on leave from Peninsula Arts.
Su is highly qualified tutor with many years of experience teaching art both to children and adults.
Through demonstrations Su teaches a rich variety of drawing and painting techniques, media and colour study. Su’s children’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.
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
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
Paintings are represented in private and corporate collection in Australia, America, Singapore, Great Britain and Switzerland.
Please contact Su if you are interested in commissioning an artwork.