Sue Prince

Location: Ashbourne   /  Genre: Contemporary Folk Art

Artist Statement

People and their places are a source of inspiration for Sue. Her folk art images are created with traditional egg tempera paints, produced at her Peak District farm. They often celebrate life, rural or urban or mark events on our national life. Sue records those special places and times in a witty and moving way.

She discovered this form of folk art in Sweden in 2004 and has been instrumental in its revival, teaching it there every summer for 11 years. Folk art exposes us all as human beings who have changed little since the depictions in the Bayeux tapestry or the Egyptian tomb paintings.

Using materials that are as natural as possible, Sue strives for sustainability in her work with earth pigments and egg yolk, and loves the juxtaposition of such traditional techniques expressing modern and sometimes controversial issues.

Sue has a beautiful gallery at Beechenhill Farm, if she’s in its open! You will find a full range of seasonal and unusual greeting cards, books, jigsaws, gifts, prints and original paintings. Call or message to arrange a visit.

Venue Information

The Haybarn Gallery
Beechenhill Farm
Ilam-Moor Lane, Ilam

From south
A515 Ashbourne-Buxton. Left at ‘Ilam Thorpe Dovedale’. Continue 5 miles to Ilam, at monument turn right. Continue 1.5 miles up hill. Follow red signs. Beechenhill is on left.

From north
From Alstonefield follow red signs toward Ilam.

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