Originally from Liverpool, Sue Asbury now works from her home studio in Bollington on the edge of the Peak District. Her work is currently on show at the RWA Open Exhibition in Bristol (RWA168) and New Light Prize Exhibition (several locations). She has previously exhibited at Manchester Open and Art Fair Cheshire.
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.
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. Abstract works are built up over many layers and often incorporate collaged elements, while figurative works include local landscapes, with an interest in the everyday and the passing of time. Mark-making and the drawn line are two common areas of exploration.
Sue makes daily drawing an integral part of her practice. An ongoing sketchbook project takes album covers from the 1960s onwards and reinterprets them as small, A6-sized pencil sketches, with the music providing a soundtrack to the drawing.
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