The Darryl Nantais Gallery

Artist's Biography

Sue Jones

I studied Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, graduating with a First Class Honours Degree. A series of my paintings were selected for Platform One, an exhibition of work by the best of the Eastern Region graduates 2000, at the Market Cross Gallery, Bury St Edmunds. In January 2004 I graduated with an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, which was the first of its kind in the United Kingdom.

I studied lithography with Dr. Stanley Jones at the Curwen Press, and currently work as Lead Tutor at the Curwen Print Study Centre, which is a thoroughly rewarding, valuable and enjoyable experience, each day bringing me into contact with many different artists and students, involving many printing techniques, providing a multitude of challenges.

My work involves not only teaching in the Study Centre but going out to various organizations, this year I have worked as Artist in Residence at both the Perse School for Girls, and Long Road Sixth Form College Cambridge. In July I ran Print Workshops and printing demonstrations at Kettles Yard during their recent print exhibition.

My representational paintings and abstract work draw mainly on the landscape for inspiration, looking at atmosphere, drama and emotion. I am totally lost in landscape – especially stones, creating my own personal landscapes infused with a sense of mystery, vitality, colour, space, and spontaneous mark making. My prints are on the whole Monoprints and Monotypes, being unique like a painting, they evolve over a long period of time, and may be built up of many plates, many different printing techniques, layer upon layer, each a response to the last, until the image speaks back to me.

Recent exhibitions include the University Botanical Gardens, Cambridge, The Darryl Nantais Gallery, Linton, The Babylon Gallery, Ely, Coningsby Gallery, Tottenham Street, London, The Candid Arts Trust, Islington, London, Printmakers at Curwen Press – Open Studios, and The Rugg Centre, The Leys, Cambridge, Haddenham Gallery, The Perse School for Girls, and the Byard Art Open.