SUSAN WEBB is by training a professional artist and teacher of Visual Arts. From a very early age she loved art making and was encouraged in this by her parents who purchased art materials and entered her albeit childish efforts in competitions. Life at a secondary boarding school included many hours of untutored plein air painting in watercolours. Upon completing her schooling and winning two scholarships, one of which she was obliged to surrender, she trained to graduation at The National Art School, Sydney. NSW. Here she was fortunate and privileged to learn from many distinguished artists and teachers, among them Earle Backen, Peter Laverty, David Strachan and oil painting teacher Henry Justelius.
After four years of study in conjunction with Sydney Teachers’ College Susan Webb qualified as a teacher of Visual Arts and English. For a period of approximately twenty five years she taught in a number of NSW secondary schools. During all of this time she studied and taught the History of Art; this interest continues and provides an endless stream of reference.
She retired early and concentrated on art making, inspired by the plants in the several acres of garden she created from scrub over a number of years while living in the countryside outside Canberra.
Many styles of art from differing times and cultures provide impetus for her ideas and themes. Various areas of work she has concentrated upon: drawing, portraiture, still-life, landscape and various kinds of abstraction, mostly exploring all kinds of drawing and painting media. She has received a number of commissions for portraiture. Her current works are Art Deco inspired paintings on paper featuring plant motifs.
While living in Sydney Susan Webb became an Exhibiting Member of the Royal Art Society of NSW after a juried application. She has been a member of a number of art societies and is currently a member of the Society of Artists, Newcastle Inc. She has a modest and varied output and is represented by Finite Gallery, Caves Beach. NSW and in private collections in NSW, the ACT and Victoria.Read More...