"A day without drawing or painting can seem to be a day wasted."
Devon artist Sue Luxton joins Artizan Gallery in June for an exhibition of recent works based on drawings made on a small Greek Island in the Dodecanese, a destination often visited.
Painting now for over 20 years Sue produces scenes captured in sketchbooks from her travels, often recalling scenes for a work many years after they were first drawn. Some observations, people in particular, are revisited time and time again. Subjects and lives from London, New York Tokyo and many other cities reside in these pages, waiting to be found at the right moment.
Capturing the energy of a space through this process is critical to Sue, achieved through the right balance of shape and colour. Oils, pastels and other media are called upon, dictated by the subject of the piece. Each has a unique energy, colours selected carefully to offer a vocabulary of serenity or rush, heat or cool, expanse or confinement.
The exhibition will also feature ceramic works of Tim Luxton.