Hello, I’m Suzie.
I’m an artist living in a crooked house, Middle of Nowhere in the South of France. The walls are knobbly and funny angles, the stairs twist higgledy-piggledy and the ceilings are all different heights. My crooked house is home to me and my family, and is full of animals I’ve rescued, found or been given. From my studio I look out over beyond my garden to forest-clad hills beyond the river, and this inspires me to create everyday, reminding me of the connection between nature and the inner self.
I like to work in diverse ways and media. In particular drawing, printmaking, painting, analogue and alternative photography, sculpture or making artist’s books. As long as paper is involved I’m happy. I spend my days exploring nature, the aura of places and our connections with earthlings, and these inspire my art. My work is often indistinct, dream-like and evocative, as if underwater or with your senses muffled; you have to place your trust in the emotions evoked by magical landscapes, wild waters and beautiful, elemental creatures.
“To detach yourself elegantly from the world; to give contour and grace to sadness; a solitude in style; a walk that gives cadence to memories; stepping towards the intangible; with the breath in the trembling margins of things; the past reborn in the overflow of fragrances; the contour of the invisible things; the forms of the immaterial; to deepen yourself in the intangible”
I’ve been blogging in one way or another since 2009. I love sharing my thoughts, experiences, discoveries and creative process with you. I’m endlessly curious about all sorts of things like art and photography; nature, landscapes and animals; herbal medicine, gardening and veganism. I love to travel, but also feel there’s a lot to be said for exploring and enjoying your own little corner of the world. I believe holistic creativity helps us navigate through times of emotional or physical difficulty and life’s challenges as well as being a faithful friend to me during my cancer treatment. Please sign up for my notes from a crooked house for much more.
One day I’ll make a portfolio of my work on here. Until then, you can see older work over HERE