Originally from Liverpool, Sue Asbury now works from her home studio in Bollington on the edge of the Peak District. In the past year, her work has appeared at Art Fair Cheshire, the Manchester Open, and a solo exhibition at Bollington Arts Centre (March–April 2020).
Sue grew up in Liverpool, studied graphic design at Stockport College and built a 15-year career in graphic design in London, winning awards for her exhibition and print design work. Alongside writer Nick Asbury, she is one half of creative partnership Asbury & Asbury. A joint exhibition of their painting and poetry will feature as part of the Barnaby Festival 2020 in Macclesfield.
Since moving back north in 2008, Sue has made the transition into fine art, while retaining a design sensibility that is evident in her graphic compositions and subjects condensed to simplified forms and scenes.
Her main area of interest is in mark-making and the line, including experiments with string and other mark-making materials. She makes her sketchbooks an integral part of the process and shares her works-in-progress on Instagram. These include an ongoing series called Left-overs, using paint from previous paintings, scraped into a jar and loosely mixed.
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