Susie Lidstone ua sfp msai
Here is a short article that has appeared in newspapers around the world, including the Saudi Gazette and the Canada Free Press :
It is “the natural interweaving of plant forms” that makes watercolorist Susie Lidstone “especially obsessive” about the flowers she paints.
“Patterns in plant forms are quite abstract in their formation,” explains the artist, who is inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Scottish architect, designer, water colorist and artist.
“I love roses, which are quintessentially English -
Depending on the size and intricacy of a painting, it can take Susie between a week and a month to produce a piece, many of which can be viewed on her website.
MAY 2014 DRAWING ON ARCHITECTURE BY THE SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSTRATION
I am very pleased to have a page in the new book produced by the Society of Architectural Illustration, details below. My page is here>>
Drawing on Architecture -
A book giving examples of the best of British Architectural Illustration is long overdue and this publication by the Society of Architectural Illustration fills the gap perfectly. Over 60 illustrators are represented here, each with two full colour pages of their work and with a short description of what marks out their style. The illustrators are complemented by a short piece on the history of the SAI by Joseph Robson and an analysis of current trends in Illustration by Richard Rees. A wide variety of styles and illustration types are included in the book, from traditional illustration through to computer rendering, model making and photography.
Lord Foster provides a preface and SAI Patron, Artist Ben Johnson, provides a foreword to the work. Richly printed as a hard cover edition, (28cm. x 28 cm.) and designed by SAI Fellow Jon Willcocks, the book is a showcase of how talented and varied the architectural illustration scene is in Britain. It will be on sale from 14th May at £25 a copy and will be available from the SAI and relevant architecture and art bookshops.
2013 CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARD
I am delighted to have been chosen by the charity Bright Research to design their Christmas Card for 2013. Below is the Press Release announcing the commission and you can buy the cards -
A Surrey artist has been commissioned to design a Christmas card for a leading UK charity.
Susie Lidstone from Farnham was approached by Bright Research, the bowel cancer charity, and has produced ‘Village Toys’ for this year’s card.
“I was approached by Dawn Stanford of Bright Research because she loved my work especially Trees in Farnham, and I was a local artist,” says Susie, an elected and exhibiting member of The Society of Floral Painters and an elected member of The Society of Architectural Illustrators.
“Much of their work is based at The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford and St Lukes, which specializes in Cancer care. The choice of image was down to me. I did discuss it with Dawn and as a lot of their work is with children's cancer research as well a toy shop seemed ideal. Making it an old fashioned shop should suit adults, too.”
Dawn Stanford from Bright Research adds: “We are so grateful to Susie for all of her hard work creating this wonderful design for our 2013 Christmas cards.”
The initial print run with Jones Creative Serives in Leatherhead will be for 1,000 cards then ongoing after that. Jones Creative Services Ltd in Leatherhead helped with the printing costs.
The exclusive card design will be available in November -
I have a new range of notebooks for sale. The square books are £4.50 and A5 size are £5.00.
Both have ruled pages one side and plain the other. Contact me for details>>
New Tea Towels and cushions are also available at www.bespo.co.uk/susiel/store/products/
I am having a busy time at the moment! Lots of new exhibitions and events over the next few weeks
Please see my Exhibitions Page for details and come and get some inspiration for Christmas!
JACQUI JOSEPH NEW ARTIST SHOP
I am thrilled to announce that I am now a Jacqui Joseph featured artist and my range of
bespoke cushions, tea towels, cosmetic bags, scatter trays etc is now available on the
Jacqui Joseph website!
SUSIE IN THE NEWS
Lovely to be featured in two newspapers recently -
Click on the images to enlarge to read.
HEADING FOR HONG KONG!
I am really pleased to have this piece of work of Purple Dahlias heading for Hong Kong in February, picked by the Department for International Trade for their pop up shop!
UPDATE : March 2017
The painting sold in Hong Kong! I am delighted!
ROUND & ABOUT FARNHAM MAGAZINE : February 2017
CHRISTMAS NEWS ALREADY!! : April 2017
Great news, I have again been asked to produce the Phyllis Tuckwell Christmas card for Farnham and also the Christmas card for The Museum Of Farnham! Look out for these snowy iconic views of Farnham in the shops nearer the time.
Castle Street Christmas
Farnham Castle in the Snow
UNITED SOCIETY OF ARTISTS NEW MEMBER : July 2017
I am really delighted to have been elected a member of the United Society of Artists (UA). The UA is an independent, non-
NEW PRODUCTS : November 2017
I am continuing to add new products and have two new notebook designs as well as 2018 Calendars now available. See Products Page for details. Or come and see and buy for Christmas at one of my upcoming events.
FRONT COVER OF FARNHAM LIFE : January 2018
I am delighted that my winter scene of Farnham Castle in the Snow has been chosen for the front cover of the January issue of Farnham Life!
FRONT COVER OF LIFE IN FARNHAM LIFE : February 2018
So pleased that another of my paintings has been chosen for the front cover of Life in Farnham again!
This is Timber Close in Farnham, the painting also features in my new 2019 Calendar.
There is a feature on me in the March edition of Keeping it Local particularly about my passion for painting local architecture.
KEEPING IT LOCAL : March 2018
It is said that otters are on their way back to the River Wey and to celebrate and encourage people to look our for them there is an Otter Walking Trail in and around Farnham marked by life-
I was asked to paint one of them which is now finished in time for the Farnham Walking Festival in May and June (see right).
I was also featured in an article in Life in Farnham about the otter painting.
(Me in action below).
THE OTTERS ARE COMING! : May 2018