Biography

Susan Hall BA (Hons), AET (Award in Education & Training)

Artist Bio/Artist Statement

Susan Hall is a painter and textile designer based in Northampton in the UK.

Graduating in 1988 from Brighton Polytechnic, with a degree in Fashion Textiles and Business, her career began working for London textile studios, designing prints for fashion labels in the USA, Europe and Japan.

Experience included designing furnishings, for UK interiors company, Designers Guild and the fashion group Alexon PLC.

In 2009, Susan began developing an idea she had for illustrating a children’s alphabet book, titled – ‘ABC Picnic’ (pub 2014) and combined this with time spent re-discovering the fundamentals of painting and drawing.

Current work combines media, including acrylic, gesso and oil, on canvas, board or handmade paper.

Susan uses a mindful approach which incorporates experimental techniques that allow for spontaneity in mark making. Her landscapes form by building layers of texture which she expresses intuitively, equally so when painting floral still life.

Susan’s large charcoal drawings also evolve naturally, in an intuitive, way. She often works from the negative to positive, in terms of light, which she introduces back into the applied charcoal, by use of energetic marks.

Susan Hall is also a private art tutor and works from her studio in Burns St, Northampton.

Town & County Art Soc. – associate member

Kettering Art Soc. – member