Phone: 0400 782 152
Su is a 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 also teaches an adult class titled ‘Explorations in Mixed Media’, 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.