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Sue Bartlett's striking wax and glass paintings immediately catch the eye, they are bold, colourful and energetic. Sue Bartlett's seemingly spontaneous work is underpinned by strong technique and a willingness to experiment with materials that have been used in art for hundreds of years to create something that is contemporary and unique. Sue has undertaken a number of commissions; more recently her paintings were spotted on the BBC2 documentary 'Saira Adopts Abroad' with The Apprentice runner-up Saira Kahn (The result of a Sarah Wiseman Gallery commission)
SUE BARTLETT BIOGRAPHY
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Sue Bartlett's more recent work explores her passion for travel and discovery.
'These new paintings are about the notion of escapism..a discussion focussing on the pleasurable, joyous side of life and spending time with a soulmate. Through this series of paintings, I am trying to evoke the feeling of wanderlust when we look at a map or at a snowglobe...a yearning to travel and to change our horizons. I want to convey the joy of the sun on your back, the ocean at your feet and the sparkle of life itself !'
Sue Bartlett studied at Thames Valley University, Reading and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2005.
Sue Bartlett's bold semi-abstract paintings take the essence of the flower in the drama of shape, colour and texture. The medium of wax and a glossy glass resin allow Bartlett to exaggerate this natural beauty to brilliant effect.
Sue Bartlett's works have an energetic quality they appear to be spontaneous due to the expressive way the wax has been applied however they hide careful consideration of shape and form.
The colour is vibrant and direct, the way the wax is applied ensures that the integrity of colour is retained thereby creating a drama of it's own on the painting surface. The medium gives each canvas a distinctive, almost ‘edible' texture and a three dimensional quality.
2010 Affordable Art Fair, Bristol, Sarah Wiseman Gallery
2010 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, Sarah Wiseman Gallery
2010 Henley Festival, Henley on Thames, Sarah Wiseman Gallery
2008 ‘Pausias Passion', Sue Bartlett Solo Show, Sarah Wiseman Gallery
2008 Affordable Art Fair, London, Sarah Wiseman Gallery
2008 Glasgow Art Fair, Sarah Wiseman Gallery
2008 Bristol Affordable Art Fair, Sarah Wiseman Gallery
2007 Sarah Wiseman Gallery Mixed Exhibition
2007 Bristol Affordable Art Fair, Sarah Wiseman Gallery
2007 Autumn Affordable Art Fair, London, Sarah Wiseman Gallery
2007 Christmas Exhibition, Sarah Wiseman Gallery
Wax paintings stand the test of time. You can see portraits in the British Museum that are still intact and some are believed to be over 2000 years old.