Susan Deakin

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Statement

I have always been a visual artist, from practically the beginning of my life. Printmaking, painting, artist books, sound and drawing are tools with which I try to express the growing, natural world, in one form or another.

Gardening connects me with fundamentals - through air we breathe and food we eat, we are made one with the whole scene around us. I try to reflect this in what I make.

My work is in private and public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Dartington Hall Trust, Oxford University and hospitals in the South West. I have exhibited in commercial and public galleries across the UK since 1990 and something of mine can always be found at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen's Riverside Mill Gallery in Bovey Tracey.

I welcome visitors to my home studio. Invitations to commission can be made directly through this website, by ringing 01803 732634 or by email - sue@suedeakin.com.

 

Biography

2008 - 10 University of Plymouth - MA  fine art

1973 - 76 Falmouth School of Art  - BA  fine art

 

 

This artist has been practicing since she first graduated in 1976. Preferring the natural world to the man-made one, Susan tries to draw attention to its complexity and beauty through printmaking, drawing and painting, sound and book works. Although she exhibited widely for many years, this aspect of 'artistry' has become less absorbing in recent years. Instead, the cultivation of her own food has become a powerful stimulus and she regards her garden and allotment as both larder and studio.

Patronised in the past by health authorities and private individuals, Susan is open to new ideas for commissioning.

 

Exhibition History

2016Spirit of Wildwood, Tanner and Lawson, Chelsea
2016Green Hill Arts , Landscape. Plant and Bee. Four printmakers
2015Fish, Blood and Bone, Devon guild of Craftsmen, Susan Deakin and Rosie Sanders
2014Schöneweide Art Festival, Berlin
2013Artist in Residence, High Cross House, Dartington
2013Unfold: contemporary artists' books. London Print Studio
2012Assemblage: narratives in a managed landscape. Yarner Wood
2012Quartz Festival, Queen's College, Taunton
2012Leafery "The National Gallery of Lyme Regis"
2012works installed at The Home and The World Conference, Dartington
2012Oak Tree Works , Old Zanzig, Cornwall (in aid of Cornish Wildlife Trust)
2011/2'Artists Books on Tour' Vienna, Ljubjana & Prague
2011"A Last Supper" Birdwood House, Totnes
2011'Open Studios' Harbertonford
2011'Up Close' print show, Devon Guild of Craftsmen
2011'Four Artists at the Observatory', Totnes
2010'Masters Show', Peninsular Arts, University of Plymouth
2010'Summer Exhibition, Devon Guild of Craftsmen
2009'Making a Lasting Impression' Torre Abbey, Torquay
2008'Walk Along the Bovey' Bovey Tracey
2008'Susan Deakin: Print Works' Phoenix Cafe, Exeter Art Centre
2008'Print Works' solo exhibition, Cockington Court, Torquay
2007'New Prints & Drawings by Susan Deakin' Devon Guild of Craftsmen
2007'NE by SW' selected artists, Artworks Gallery, Newcastle
2006'Susan Deakin Prints' Grapevine Gallery, Norwich
2005'Susan Deakin', Theatre Royal, Plymouth
2003"New Eyes on the Old Road", The Plough Torrington; Harbour House, Kingsbridge