SUE JELLEY PSWA
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After studying at the Bristol College of Commerce Sue worked in industry for 10 years. She then studied Fine Art with James Hockey at the West Surrey College of Art and Design.
Sue is a member of the French Pastel Society and has worked several times in Paris as well as exhibiting regularly in France. The body language of her models plays an important part in her figurative paintings and she is currently involved in a series of studies including Jazz and dance. Ken Paine, the renowned portrait painter, has had a great influence on much of her work. She has been commissioned by the BBC to produce paintings to commemorate the Radio 2 and 3 Jazz Awards and Quincy Jones who was presented with a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ bought the portrait Sue painted of him for this very special occasion.
Sue is represented in the U.S by Kathi Rodgers where she frequently works on her landscapes in the Arizona Desert. ‘The landscape has a movement all of its own which I find quite enthralling: it produces passion, splendour and excitement in the course of just one day which I love to capture there and then on canvas.’
Sue exhibits regularly at The Mall Galleries, London, home of The Federation of British Artists as well as internationally and her work can be found in many public and private collections. She also likes to run the occasional workshop where she finds it really is a two-way exercise with her students ‘ I hope that I am able to pass on a few little artistic gems because I certainly pick up a few myself from some amazingly talented artists’
Sue is a Londoner and is now embarking on a new black and white series of the River Thames. She is interested in all aspects of London life and finds the interaction of work and leisure with the many inhabitants and visitors to this great City quite fascinating. Sue is a member of the Society of Women Artists and is extremely proud to be their President.