Susie Lidstone ua sfp msai
I have been painting seriously for some 30 years and now work from my small studio in Farnham, Surrey, which is open during June as part of the Surrey Artists Open Studio event. Throughout the year visitors are always welcome by appointment too.
Since graduating with a Fine Art Printmaking degree from West Surrey College of Art and Design in 1981, I have worked on commissions from across the world and widely exhibited.
I am an elected member of a number of art societies: The Society of Floral Painters, The Society of Architectural Illustration, The United Society of Artists and the Society for All Artists. I am also a selected premium member of Creative Coverage.
Flowers and buildings are my key areas of interest. The vibrant colours of flowers have always fascinated me and watercolour is the perfect medium for me to capture their qualities. Flowers are timeless and I hope to capture both the calm and vitality I always feel in studying my subjects. You can see examples in my Flower and Nature Gallery.
Buildings, especially historic ones, in and around Farnham continue to be popular subjects for many of my commissions you can see some examples in my Architecture and Buildings Gallery. I am currently working on a series focusing on buildings designed by the architect Edwin Lutyens. I am collaborating on an ongoing basis with Niklas Von Mehren, the Savile Row Tailor.
My designs have been used in art projects for Crafts 4 Kids, an online children’s store that led to further artwork for Great Ormond Street hospital and Chain Of Hope to raise money for life saving heart surgery.
I admire the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, in particular his ability to capture the lyrical quality of plant forms; also Paul Hogarth and Graham Clarke for their quirky take on architecture and buildings; and finally Elizabeth Blackadder whose paintings filled me with delight as a child. One of my paintings has been exhibited alongside hers in a London exhibition.
Thank you for visiting my website and I hope that you have enjoyed looking at my work. I look forward to hearing from you if you want to know more.