Susan McCall

Location: Hayfield   /  Genre: Painting

Artist Statement

Susan McCall
Artist who lives and works in High Peak, Derbyshire.

Being in the landscape is the dominant inspiring theme in my life and my work reflects this continuing fascination.

My working practice begins with movement and this immersion in nature begins the creative process.

I am excited and in awe of the colour, light and textures seen whilst cycling along a green lane or glimpsed whilst boating through the landscape or walking the moors.

The smell of bluebells, heather, hawthorn, bracken and earth. The rich colours of the landscape as the light changes the tone and hues. The sound of bees, grouse, curlews and skylarks. These sensory adventures combine feelings of joy, physical experience and visual observation.

The drawings and paintings are memories of those experiences and are captured in sketchbook and on camera before developing into the rhythmic and gestural fluidity of paint in order to evoke the moments of being in a landscape.

Venue Information

Hayfield Artists, Ashlar Studio
Market Street
SK22 2EP

Ashlar is next to the Pack Horse pub. Parking is on Market Street. Walk up the drive Ashlar Studio is a modern architecturally designed house with solar panels.

Disabled access is partial