Sue tells stories, responding to current events including the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrating rural life and commenting on our society. She makes her own egg tempera paint, a technique learned in Sweden where she has helped revive this form in its native place.
Community folk art projects have become an important part of her work. From a Swedish Saga with 25 participants to the history of Ashbourne with over 170 participants, she uses folk art to empower groups and communities to tell their own shared stories. The resultant art works become treasured heirlooms for the communities. On 26th January 2020 Sue appeared on BBC Countryfile preparing her community painting for Bamford in the Peak District National Park.
She recorded her experiences in lockdown at Beechenhill Farm with a daily painting which is now a book, a collection of prints and a calendar : Click to see here Isolation Chronicles
See many of Sue's iconic original, full sized paintings, from Ashbourne Shrovetide to the Queen's Jubilee River Pageant. There are also greeting cards, prints and books to browse all in the beautifully warm and spacious, restored Haybarn.
Sue's Gallery in the Haybarn at Beechenhill Farm is open for pre-arranged visits for parties of up to six people. Please call 01335310467 to book at visit or email Sue@beechenhill.co.uk
I am a rural artist, working at Beechenhill Farm, my family's organic dairy farm, in the beautiful Peak District National Park in the centre of rural England. I belong to