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Sue Bartlett

 
Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   An Ocean in my Wine Glass   £1400   Glass, wax and mixed mediaon canvas   H100cm x100cm  Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   Escapism   £1100   Wax, glassand mixed mediaon canvas   H80cm x80cm  Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   Explore, Dream, Discover   £1100   Wax, glass and mixed mediaon canvas   H80cm x80cm  Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   Floating in a Turquoise Sea   £540   Wax, glass and mixed mediaon canvas   H50cm x50cm  Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   Follow Your Bliss   £1400   Wax, glass and mixed mediaon canvas   H100cm x100cm  Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   I Think We Could Both Smell the Sea   £1300   Wax, glass and mixed mediaon canvas   H90cm x90cm  Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   Nowhere to Go But Everywhere   £1300   Wax, glass and mixed media on canvas   H90cm x90cm  Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   Wanderlust is Incurable   £1100   Wax, glass, mixed media on canvas   H80cm x80cm  Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   Where the Sea Shines with Diamonds   £1100   Wax, glass and mixed media on canvas   H80cm x80cm  Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   Navy Blousy Flower   £1350   Wax and glass on canvas Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   Pale Green and Turquoise Poppies   £1200   Wax and glass on canvas    Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   Pale Blue Poppies   £1050   Wax and glass on canvas Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   Three Navy Poppies   £1200   Wax and glass on canvas Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   Shell Flower   £1350   Wax and glass on canvas Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   Taupe Flowers with a Mixed Background   £1400   Wax and glass on canvas Sue Bartlett - Sue Bartlett   Taupe Flowers, Grey Background   £1400   Wax and glass on canvas

Sue Bartlett
´An Ocean in my Wine Glass´
£1400
Glass, wax and mixed media on canvas
H100cm x100cm

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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

Sue Bartlett

Sue Bartlett

Sue Bartlett

These images are representative of the artist's work and may no longer be available. Please contact the gallery for further information.

STATEMENT

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.

She now works from a studio in Mortimer, Hants and regularly exhibits work in UK.
Sue Bartlett comes from a family of makers, parents, grandparents and siblings who made their living as furniture makers, seamstresses and French polishers. The familiar scents and textures of their raw materials were part of her childhood and she felt that although their 'art' was their occupation, there was still a deep fulfillment to the 'making' and producing the extraordinary out of the very ordinary.

It is this fascination with the process of making and the experimentation of materials that Sue Bartlett brings to her own work, producing colourful, abstract wax pieces that are tactile and have been described as 'organic' and almost 'edible'. She enjoys the idea that they appear to be spontaneous and gestural and yet are very carefully considered both in the choice of shape and form and of colour.

Sue Bartlett's work is innovative, using materials that have existed in art for hundreds of years but with a unique slant.

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.

EXHIBTIONS

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

CARE ADVICE

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.

One question that is often asked is ‘will the wax melt?' Beeswax melts at around 150 degrees centigrade, giving rise to one artists comment: ‘if the wax painting is melting, there isn't a problem with the wax… your house is on fire!'

Wax does prefer heat to cold however, and it can happily withstand heat generated from lighting, but at the opposite end of the scale, it doeS not like freezing temperatures. It is preferable not to place the piece directly in front of a sunlit window on an extremely hot day as, like with all paintings, fading could occur.

One of the beauties of the wax is that it is very tactile and, while it looks fragile, is actually quite robust. A natural resin is added to the wax, which allows the wax to harden even further over time.

Like any painting, it is susceptible to damage from a hard knock. Should this happen it can easily be repaired. Obviously, once hung, the painting is perfectly safe.

Lastly, if necessary, the painting can be cleaned with tepid water on a damp cloth and polished afterwards. Finger marks on canvas can be erased gently with a baby wipe.

Sue Bartlett

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