Susan Chester


"Susan Chester is an established Fine Artist, living and working in the English countryside. She graduated from Middlesex University London with a BA (Hons.) degree.

She utilizes a variety of medium, ranging from chalk based pastels, water colours, acrylic, Indian ink and oil paint. Her love for nature and man made objects within nature is clear by her vibrant and extensive pallete. Her sensitivity to each individual theme is also echoed by her choice of materials.

Susan is a painter at heart but also an explorer by nature, finding beauty deep within the natural landscape. Her work has been exhibited exclusively around the United Kingdom but she does have exciting plans for the future."
Susan Chester Fine Art, Susan Painting

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Artist Statement


"My paintings represent my love for my surroundings.
I take my influences from nature, bright jewel colours and shadows, together with the effects of stained glass windows.
I enhance scenes through the use of complimentary colours, sometimes quite literally “throwing paint” on to the surface to create a sense of locale or an impression of objects.

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Awards Susan Chester Fine Art, Susan Painting


Winner: Radlett Art Society John Apforth Prize (2017)
Finalist: Hertfordshire Life Landscape Artist of the Year (2017)
Winner: Jackson's Public Choice Awards (2015)

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Exhibitions


2018: 16 May–7 Jun: 'Colours of Summer', Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
2018: 1-4 Jun: Gaddesden Art Club Summer Exhibition
2018: 9-11 Jun: Ayot St Lawrence Art Show
2018: 30 Jun-21 Jul: 'Bloom’ Upstairs Gallery Beerkhamsted
2018: 6-8 July: ‘Art at the Heart’ Hospice of St Francis
2018: 8-30 September: Herts Open Studios, Pastures Studios, Bovingdon
2018: 13-17 Sept: Aldenham Art Festival
2018: 10 Nov: Litlle Gaddesden One Day exhibition

2017: 9–24 Sep: Herts Open Studios, Pastures Studios, Bovingdon
2017: 1–8 Jul: Radlett Art Society Summer Show
2017: 11–13 Jun: Ayot St Lawrence Art Show
2017: 9–11 Jun: Octavia, Bushey
2017: 3–5 Jun: Little Gaddesden Art Club Summer Show
2017: 26 Apr–3 Jun: Herts Visual Arts Spring Show, New Maynard Gallery
2017: 8 Apr: BDHS Spring Show, Bovingdon
2017: 3–30 Mar: Hertfordshire Life Landscape Artist of the Year, Churchgate Gallery, Hitchin
2017: 24–26 Feb: Returned to Glory, Berkhamstead

2016: Dacorum Artists, Apsley, Paper Trail, Hertfordshire
2016: Diverse, Radlett Art Centre, Hertfordshire
2016: Ashridge Garden Party, Hertfordshire
2016: Summer Fiesta, Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
2016: Little Gaddesden Art Society Summer Exhibition, Hertfordshire
2016: Radlett Art Society Exhibtion, Radlett, Hertfordshire
2016: Affordable Art Fair, Headcase Barbers, St Albans, Hertfordshire

2015: Open Studios Preview, Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire
2015: New Maynard Gallery, Welwyn Garden City, New York, US
2015: New Beginnings, The Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire
2015: Churchgate Gallery Hitchin, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
2015: Little Gaddesden Art Club Summer Exhibition, Hertfordshire
2015: The Hospice of St Francis Garden Party, Ashridge House, Hertfordshire
2015: Apthorp Exhibition Space, Radlett, Hertfordshire
2015: Radlett Art Society Summer Exhibition, The Radlett Centre, Hertfordshire
2015: St Albans Art Society Summer Exhibition, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire
2015: St Lawrence Flower Festival and Art Show, St Albans, Hertfordshire
2015: Hertfordshire Open Studios, Pastures Studio, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire

2014: Art at the Heart, The Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
2014: Think Pink for Breast Cancer, Auction, Hong Kong
2014: Imagine, Arts4Every1 Centre, High Wycombe, Berkshire
2014: Buy Art Fair, Stand 105, Manchester
2014: St Albans Art Society, St Albans, Hertfordshire
2014: Art@88, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire
2014: Art House, Ivy House, London
2014: Recent Works, The Radlett Centre, Radlett, Hertfordshire
2014: Walking the Line, The Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire

2013: Art House, Ivy House, London
2013: Lauderdale House, Arts & Crafts, London

2012: Art House, Ivy House, London
Education:
BA (Hons) Fine Art Middlesex University 2012
Foundation Middlesex University

Medium used:
Oil
Pastels
India Ink
Acrylic
Watercolour