Goodbye 2017 I've loved you, but now I must move on

Reflecting on the latter part of 2017 I feel gratitude for the amount of time I have been able to spend in my studio, my day is not complete until I have ventured into my work space, even if it is only to look and ponder on my current work.

Gallery at St germaine

Gallery at St germaine

Viewing the art of others is something I do on a regular basis, it energises me and that energy goes into my own work. This year I have been fortunate to be able to get to Paris twice. I stay at the Hotel Signature in Saint Germaine des Pres on the left Bank.  Such a super independent boutique hotel near all of the art galleries and museums.  www.signature-saintgermain.com/ 

Basquiat at  The Barbican 

Basquiat at  The Barbican 

Royal Academy Print Workshop

Royal Academy Print Workshop

Nearer my London home, I immersed myself in some of the many fantastic exhibitions showing in our great city. Basquiat at the Barbican, Matisse in the Studio, and JasperJohns at the RA, plus a couple of visits to my favourite escape, Tate Britain.  Along the way I have peered through windows and ventured into many galleries  always drawing that wonderful energy from everything I see.  

I am my biggest critic, therefore taking the occasional workshop fuels my imagination and energises my work.  This year I thoroughly enjoyed a weekend at the Royal Academy taking part in a print workshop led by Hen Coleman.  I wholeheartedly recommend the RA workshops for anyone wanting to refresh skills or learn a new one.

I am delighted that I have made a break though with my minimal works, and have introduced a new size to compliment those I already have. I am also working on large canvasses and will take commissions.

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Mindfullness and Art with Christianne Ella

Mindfullness and Art with Christianne Ella

During November Christiane Ella opened up her lovely Island home to me to use as a location to shoot some current work, some pics can be seen in the Gallery page.  Her story is truly inspirational and I am looking forward to joining her on the 19th for two hours of mindfulness at Wellness Creek. www.christianeella.wordpress.com 

I am now looking forward to 2018 and what it holds.  On the 23rd 24th and 25th February I will be  showcasing my minimal work at  the Contemporary Art Fair at Sandown Park Esher.  It will be the only time I will be showing this work outside of a Gallery.  Please come along if you are in the area.

 

 

 

 

Arundel Contemporary

It’s always good when you find a gallery that you love, even better when they choose to show your work.

Screen Shot 2017-10-20 at 14.58.56.png

Arundel Contemporary gallery a touchstone for contemporary art, is situated in a Grade 2 Listed building and the serene interior serves as a backdrop to an eclectic mix of original artworks from some established artists. 

Arundel Contemporary
Arundel Contemporary Sue Munson

A few weeks ago I popped in to see gallery owner Maya to show some work, she chose a piece titled ‘Deficit’ from my minimal series of work that was also selected for The RA Summer Exhibition. She also chose a more vibrant abstract piece ‘Night Jig’ and the subdued 'Love Letters',  all are available to buy from Arundel Contemporary.

love letters

love letters

deficit

deficit

This Autumn take a look, not far from London, Arundel is a great place to visit…

Contact and find Arundel Contemporary here

Flux Exhibition 2017

The Cook House Gallery, Chelsea

12th-16th July 2017

Flux Exhibition
Flux Exhibition

I am very excited about this exhibition, I love the unconventional approach and the electric atmosphere of this three day event. Hosted by Chelsea College of Arts and curated by founder Lisa Gray, Flux is a unique and exciting experience for both artists and art lovers. 

This year I shall be exhibiting two minimal paintings, this one is called NOGO. A great opportunity to buy a unique minimal painting favoured by The a Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Nogo

Nogo

'Spirit' at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017

A Hat Trick, Third Time Selected for the Royal Academy 

For almost 250 years the Royal Academy Arts has held the annual Summer Exhibition, with over 1,200 artworks it is the largest submission exhibition in the world.

Artworks  are selected from thousands and this year artists include Julian Schnabel, Sean Sully, Gilbert and George and Rosemarie Trockel. So I am humbled yet elated that for the third time my work has been accepted. The judges and the curators are at the top of their game so I feel immensely honoured.

The name of the chosen work is called ‘SPIRIT’ and is part of my minimal collection of work. Contemplative and sculptural, this body of work represents flight, & freedom yet containment.

For 8 days only The Royal Academy Exhibition runs from the 13th June – 20th August, all artworks are for sale.