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Collection: Squiggly Sue Designs

I am largely self-taught artist working out of my ‘shedquarters’ at the bottom of my garden in Derbyshire.
 
Most of my inspiration comes from awe inspiring spaces I have walked in and beautiful places that I am drawn to. I find something about the scene fascinating – the light or the colours or just that it’s aesthetically pleasing.

I am particularly interested in what the Japanese refer to as shinrin-yoku – literally, forest bath – immersing yourself in the forest, using all five senses to connect with the environment to clear your mind, reduce stress and allegedly boost the immune system.

I hope to re-create some of this feeling of peace and calm and create a connection to bring those feelings to viewers of my work. Creating a sanctuary from the noise and the clutter of everyday life.

I start with preliminary drawings based loosely on photographs I have taken, then add paint, initially wet into wet. I am drawn to watercolours because I love the unpredictability of letting them do their own thing, allowing the colours to merge and bleed beautifully on the paper and just follow where they lead. Often this creative process takes the painting on completely different direction to what I had planned, and it is quite liberating.

For the last several months I have been developing a series of pen and ink sketches I’ve called “Doggy Doodles”, which are tightly controlled and organised. I became interested in this form of artwork following a recent short course.

My work is stocked in several gift shops and galleries throughout Derbyshire as well as online. I have completed many private commissions and have designs printed onto greetings cards, bone china mugs, vegan suede cushions and other homeware.
For the future, I plan to continue to develop and improve my techniques both in watercolour and pen and ink drawing and would like to introduce coloured pencil work to some of my sketches.
Please contact me on my website or via e-mail at sue@squigglysuedesigns.co.uk

You can find more of my art on my social media pages.
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Please also see my shop at Etsy.
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