75cm x 50cm x 5cm
Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 2020
Ready to hang
This work on canvas has undergone transformations over time. Recently, in lockdown, when in a mediative mood, Suzanne felt ready to white out and reveal, to conceal and scrape back. An intuitive process, the work perhaps reflects a sense of protected isolation with hope.
Suzanne Bethell is a painter and printmaker from Greater Manchester who enjoys combining these processes. She also constructs assemblages from elements of earlier artworks together with found materials. Her work is abstract and experimental, often inspired by a sense of time, place or emotion. Colour, its potential to excite the eye and engage the heart is central. Interested in the power of colour to alter mood and mindstate, some aspects of her work explore the notion of a universal visual language of line and mark and its capacity to induce particular emotional responses.
Suzanne was a finalist at the inaugural Manchester HOME exhibition this year and is currently shortlisted for the Flourish national printmaking award. Since her first solo exhibition at the Pankhurst Centre, Manchester (1995), Suzanne’s work has been exhibited throughout the UK including at the Porthminster Gallery, St Ives; the Royal Scottish Academy Open, Edinburgh; Manchester Art Fair; Hepworth Print Fair; Kinart Gallery, Manchester; Waterside Arts, Sale; Surface Contemporary Gallery, Nottingham
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