Susan Deakin

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Balancing oak Tree

Balancing oak Tree

At eight foot high, this is a large drawing needing a large space!

Original
Charcoal on Paper

£950.00
A drawing that conveys some of the majesty of an oak in winter, clad in ivy, silhouetted against a white background. This image would look striking in a setting where there is enough space to give it room to breathe.
Blue Tree

Blue Tree

A large pastel painting of a Monterey Pine tree on paper. This painting was made especially for The Spirit of Wildwood exhibition at Tanner and Lawson's gallery in Chelsea. It is available to buy from the artist.
A small edition of giclee prints is now available . Approx. A4 in size, they cost £45 each

Original
Charcoal & Pastel
60" x 48"
This is a large painting made to celebrate a tree growing in Saltash, Cornwall. It shows the massive extent of the canopy, and some of the trunk and beautiful foliage. It is one of a series the artist has made exploring this particular tree.
Typhoons over Dartmoor

Typhoons over Dartmoor

A print commissioned to portray this view from a cyclist's perspective. There are a couple of copies extra to the edition with bicycle handlebars in the foreground.

Limited Edition
Drypoint
17" x 32"

£350.00
Cedar of Lebanon 1

Cedar of Lebanon 1

Original
Monotype
27cm x 39cm
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Cedar of Lebanon 3

Cedar of Lebanon 3

Original
Monotype
39cm x 27cm
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Cedar of Lebanon 5

Cedar of Lebanon 5

Monotype
27cm x 39cm
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Ana's Radish

Ana's Radish

Original
Pastel on Paper
30" x 22"
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blue leek

blue leek

Original
Pastel on Paper
30" x 22"

£350.00
Musselburgh Leek

Musselburgh Leek

A portrait of a leek drawn in soft pastel on Somerset paper. The vegetable is shown complete with its roots against a blue/grey ground.

Original
Pastel on Paper
76cm x 56cm

£315.00
Can be seen at Tanner and Lawson
This is one of a series of drawings celebrating the produce of the artist's allotment and vegetable garden. These portraits of vegetables show each food plant in its entirety - complete with roots and blemishes. The pastel captures the textures and colours of the vegetables, allowing the viewer to take time to appreciate the various individuals that contribute to our diet.
oak leaf lettuce

oak leaf lettuce

Green and red leaves against a white ground, featuring the luscious oak leaf lettuce variety.

Original
Pastel on Paper
70cm x 50cm
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An unusual subject for study, a vegetable taken for granted but full of interest, a lettuce. The veins of its leaves provide a structure for the rich colours of this drawing.
Swiss chard

Swiss chard

growing plant of green chard drawn on the spot in soft pastel

Original
Pastel on Paper
70cm x 50cm
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Number four in the series of vegetables drawn by Susan from inside her greenhouse during the wet summer of 2012. White paper provides the background for this intriguing image of the Swiss Chard plant. Other greens of the garden are visible in the picture which would be a good addition to a dining room or kitchen.
leek

leek

An unframed lino cut of a Musselburgh leek printed on Somerset paper

lino cut

£125.00
Can be seen at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen,
Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own

A collection of framed prints of vegetables photographed in the artist's garden

Original
Wood and Linocut
60cm x 60cm

£495.00 Framed
Can be seen at Devon Guild of Craftsmen
This image is the result of months of work, making wood and lino-cuts, of looking and thinking and trying out different solutions to a problem. It is seen here in the artist's garden but of course will look great in an interior. An invitation is extended to the viewer to grow their own vegetables - we all need to eat.
beetroot

beetroot

individual prints from the larger work

Open Edition
woodcut
19cm x 19cm

£15.00
Can be seen at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen,
One of a range of vegetables made to celebrate the food we eat, the beetroot is high in vitamins and very good for us as well as being beautiful.
carrots

carrots

orange carrots in a line printed from a wood block on paper

Open Edition
woodcut
19cm x 19cm

£15.00
Can be seen at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen,
Chestnuts

Chestnuts

A drawing of chestnuts bursting out of their prickly cases in a line of three. They are part of a series of drawings made on white paper during the autumn of 2013.

Original
Pencil crayon on paper
14cm x 38cm

£250.00 Framed
The artist drew these chestnut seeds at High Cross House last autumn whilst she was artist in residence there. They are part of a series of drawings that examine the fruits from trees that grow in the garden there. The drawing is sensitively framed, float mounted on grey card.
vegetable leaves

vegetable leaves

These vegetable leaves are embossed, their fibres and juices staining the paper. They are hung here on string with hand carved hazel pegs. Their colours are ephemeral, changing if exposed to prolonged contact with sunlight, yet they are real and faithful renderings of the leaves. They are for sale in groups or £10 for each one

These vegetable leaves have been transferred to Somerset paper by means of the printing press, releasing their juices and fibres into and onto the paper. They are by their very nature, ephemeral, changing over time though contact with the air, from vivid greens, purples and yellows ,to delicate ochres and browns. They are delightfully redolent of the plants themselves, some smelling of the foodstuffs, and all beautifully real and original.
compost fauna

compost fauna

some of the myriad tiny creatures that contribute to our soils and therefore our foods

Open Edition
linocut
19cm x 19cm

£15.00
Can be seen at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen,
oak tree portraits

oak tree portraits

These monotypes vary in size. They are all portraits of particular oak trees growing near the artist's home. They are printed in black ink on acid free paper.
The price is for one tree but a discount is offered on sales of more than two images.

Original
Monotypes
40cm x 20cm

£75.00
Susan made these monotypes of oak trees in order to better understand the tremendous variety of forms that oaks take as they grow. Available in groups or singly, these prints represent her enduring interest in this specie of tree. The oak recurs in Susan's work both as main subject but is also shown embedded in the Devonshire landscapes that she has drawn throughout her life.
oak portrait 2

oak portrait 2

A sapling oak tree, another in this collection of oak monotypes

Original
Monotype
27cm x 25cm

£75.00
habitat

habitat

Drypoint print in a small edition featuring an old oak tree. Sadly, this tree fell last year into the River Dart.

Limited Edition
Drypoint print
95cm x 31cm
Edition of 9

£225.00
Can be seen at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen,
This is a long thin print of a very old oak tree which grows beside the River Dart in Devon. Although the canopy of this tree is considerably reduced and ivy scrambles up its trunk, such a tree provides a habitat for an enormous number of species, such as wood-boring insects, birds, fungi, small mammals, moths, and many kinds of beetle and other insects. It was drawn on the spot in her canoe by the artist and printed nearby in her studio.
contemplation drawing; 431 years

contemplation drawing; 431 years

overhead view of the drawing

Original
as before
contemplation drawing; 431 years

contemplation drawing; 431 years

artist drawing the work

Taxonomy of the Common (Pedunculate) Oak

Taxonomy of the Common (Pedunculate) Oak

The words spell out the oak tree taxonomy, explaining the hierarchy of the biological classification system. Set and printed by hand using old wood and lead type.

Limited Edition
Letterpress on Somerset rag paper
30" x 22"
Edition of 9

£75.00
A page of hand set, hand printed letterpress type, spelling out in Latin the Taxonomy of the Common British Oak, Quercus robur. Using old wooden and lead type faces, red, green and black inks, this is of historical and botanical interest. It would be a useful addition to the biology classroom perhaps, demonstrating the hierarchy of classification as developed by Linnaeus in the 18th century.
Ennomos quercinaria - August thorn

Ennomos quercinaria - August thorn

This drawing is one of the 25 quercus species included in the previous work. The August thorn - a moth whose larva feeds on oak leaves.

Original
silverpoint on prepared paper
4cm x 5cm

£750.00
chestnuts at High Cross House

chestnuts at High Cross House

a patchwork drawing of three trees growing in the grounds of this Modernist house at Dartington Hall.

Original
Charcoal on Paper
This is a drawing that evolved slowly through looking at sections of the trees and drawing with them in charcoal, then adding the sketch to the work on a wall inside the building.
leaf container 27th November

leaf container 27th November

close up of the growing leaf basket

chestnut leaves
Low Tide at Ashprington Point

Low Tide at Ashprington Point

The second image of three drawn below Sharpham House on the River Dart.

Limited Edition
Drypoint
28cm x 29cm

£180.00
Old oak trees sit above the river bank as though watching the changing tidal scene. Light falls on the muddy foreshore, illuminating the image. This print could be hung beside the other two in the series to describe the finger of land called Ashprington Point, drawn from the opposite bank.
Mud at Ashprington Point

Mud at Ashprington Point

This completes the series of prints describing a section of riverbank, drawn during an outing by canoe in the early autumn.

Limited Edition
Drypoint
28cm x 29cm

£180.00
This completes the series of three drypoints made in January and February 2013. The artist has a canoe with which she can visit banks of the river less accessible on foot. The panorama of Ashprington Point has the qualities that Susan enjoys to draw; oak trees sitting in open space where they can spread their limbs naturally, against bright green grass. Having visited the River throughout her life, its familiarity helps her to draw it as though it were an old friend.
Oak in the Mist, Bow Creek

Oak in the Mist, Bow Creek

Blue and black linocut print of an oak tree in winter

Limited Edition
Linocut
30cm x 37cm

£90.00
Silhouette of an oak tree in winter against a blue sky, with mist. This is a lino cut print.
Living Aloft

Living Aloft

Large woodcut, printed in black ink on Somerset paper, showing a beautiful tree house in winter. The tree house was made by Milo Webb of Black Dog Carpentry in Devon.

Limited Edition
Woodcut
33" x 23"
Edition of 25

£225.00
This beautiful woodcut shows one possible method of living in a tree. The large print delicately depicts the tracery of branches supporting a magnificent home in a wintertime beech tree. With just 25 prints in the limited edition, this is a chance to own an original artwork made by established artist Susan Deakin.
Western Ledge, Dartmouth, February

Western Ledge, Dartmouth, February

A Japanese-flavoured landscape printed on Somerset paper in blue/black ink.

Limited Edition
Drypoint
40cm x 14cm

£175.00
This is the second in a series of new images made to celebrate the South Devon landscape throughout one year. It was drawn from the cafe beside Dartmouth Castle on a cold wet day in February. Printed on Somerset rag paper in blue/black ink.
The Long Steep

The Long Steep

A Devon landscape in February. Ten prints in this new edition made on Somerset paper

Limited Edition
Drypoint
31cm x 41cm

£180.00
Can be seen at White Space Art
Returning to one of her favourite landscapes, the artist celebrates a Devon field in wintertime. The green field stretches up to a hedgerow of bare tree silhouettes on the skyline. Made in an edition of ten prints, the drypoint plate was drawn on the spot to accurately record the features of the subject.
Foliage for Epicureans

Foliage for Epicureans

An original, one-off book of three volumes bound in linen with handsome drop-box. The pages show the embossed leaves of herbs, vegetables and fruits with their names on each page, either blind embossed in type, or, in the case of the vegetables, written in their own juices. (photo by Anthony Harrison)

Embossed plants on Somerset paper
31cm x 19cm
Can be seen at Green Hill Arts
There is only one book in this edition. Bound in white linen, the herb, vegetable and fruit leaves are embossed on white Somerset paper, with their common names embossed or written in vegetable juice on each page. The three volumes are called "Some Culinary Herbs', 'Various Vegetables', and 'A Few Fruits'. They are kept in a specially made drop box, made of strong card, linen and bound in beautiful pale green paper, made by the Two Rivers paper mill. The juices from the leaves are the only colours in the book - no inks or dyes have been used to create it.
Sorrel and Leaf Miner

Sorrel and Leaf Miner

From Horticultural Hazards

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Hungry Caterpillar

Hungry Caterpillar

A page from Horticultural Hazards

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Oak Primer

Oak Primer

This artist's book lists the names of some of the organisms that are part of the ecosystem of the common oak tree, Quercus robur. The names are written in oak gall ink. Each page traces one of 175 oak leaves, embossed through the year.

A recognition award winner of the European artist book competition, "Artists' Books on Tour", that visited Vienna, Ljubljana and Prague.

Original
oak leaves embossed on Somerset Paper bound with oaken ring
4" x 19"
A circular artist's book; each page embossed with a different oak leaf, and inscribed with the name of a member of the oak tree's ecosystem - this is a wholly original book. The leaves were embossed throughout the course of a year so the seasonal variation in the staining by the changing leaves contributes a quality of time passing as the pages are leaved through.
Oak Primer

Oak Primer

Several years after it was made, the Primer's leaves were turning brown so the best place for it was the compost heap...

Pine Cone

Pine Cone

a large charcoal drawing of a Monterey Pine Cone on white cartridge paper.

Original
Charcoal on Paper
150cm x 100cm

£400.00
A large charcoal drawing of a Monterey Pine cone that because of its size, allows the viewer to appreciate the spiral pattern of its structure. The drawing gives a rather three dimensional impression of the object, filling the space of the paper. It would look good on a large white wall where it would have room to breathe.
Cobra Lily

Cobra Lily

Pale and mid-green carnivorous plants on a dark green background, hand printed on paper

Limited Edition
linocut
78cm x 30cm
Edition of 10

£70.00
A striking image of the carnivorous cobra lily, printed in green inks on a dark green background. The unsuspecting insects are lured into the head of the specially adapted leaves, to fall to their death and be absorbed by the plant. These species grow in poor soils, supplementing their diet by this intriguing method.
Pink and White Tulip

Pink and White Tulip

Pink and white tulip bloom on black ground, framed

Original
Pastel on Paper
33cm x 38cm
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The third of a series of pastel drawings of tulips drawn on black backgrounds and mounted in black box frames. £50 discount off the price of all three purchased together.
Heliconia

Heliconia

Artist's original print, reds and greens on a white background, of a heliconia flower

Limited Edition
linocut
75cm x 30cm
Edition of 10

£70.00
a strong image, better than the photograph, of an exotic heliconia flower, often seen in florists shops, printed by the artist in her studio, a lino cut on white paper.
Pitcher Plants

Pitcher Plants

a large colourful painting of carnivorous plants on a bright background

Original
Acrylic on canvas
100cm x 200cm
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A large cheerful painting to brighten a space with interweaving images of pitcher plants in many colours. Part of a series of works celebrating carnivorous plants, this was one of the largest images. Painted in a free style in acrylic on canvas. Vivid reds, yellows, purples and oranges painted in a broad yet graphic style.
Cactus Collection

Cactus Collection

Four prints comprising one image of cactus plants against brightly coloured grounds.

Limited Edition
Linocut
36cm x 81cm
Edition of 6

£300.00
These four lino prints make up a collection of images of cacti, designed to be framed together as a group. They are hand printed by the artist in bright, saturated colour and are best mounted on black mount board. They illustrate some of the wide variety of forms that cacti use to exploit scarce water resources in their native habitats, the vivid colours of the images evoking the heat in which they thrive best!
memory tea towels

memory tea towels

Images of my kitchen utensils that had belonged to people I knew, printed together with the names of their dead owners. This is part of a larger work still in progress...

Hurly Burly swim map

Hurly Burly swim map

A hand painted map that celebrates the swim of the Mawddach Estuary in North Wales. This swim began in 2017, organised by The Outdoor Swimming Society. Like the Dart Map, this one comes with a card to attach if you have completed the swim.

Open Edition
297cm x 420cm

£10.00
Pine  Tree

Pine Tree

A large drawing of an old pine tree growing in Saltash, Cornwall

Original
Charcoal & Pastel
60" x 48"
pine tree

pine tree

a large painting- eleven foot high by four foot wide - made for Trematon Castle in Cornwall for Isabel Bannerman.

Original
Pastel
11 x 4
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Water Curtain

Water Curtain

A commission to screen a window, made from hand-printed strips of Japanese paper, suspended from an acrylic rod. Others similar or different can be commissioned.

Original
monotype
120cm x 210cm
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This customer required a piece of work to obscure a dull outlook from their living room window, yet stipulated that they should retain the possibility of seeing when visitors approach the house. The work allows the householder to see between the strips of paper, whilst offering an interesting new dressing for the window. Made from a strong yet delicate Japanese paper, the paper was hand printed to evoke an underwater atmosphere, moving gently in the breeze. The work is suspended from a transparent acrylic rod. Others can be commissioned from the artist.
River

River

A cascade of running water printed onto fifteen freely hanging strips of Japanese paper suspended from a perspex rod.

Original
Monotype
190cm x 100cm

£450.00
An original artwork that evokes falling water in the form of strips of japanese paper that move in the breeze of a room. Swirling and bubbling water emerges from darker sections either side of the bright centre. An uplifting and engaging work that would suit a healing or meditation space. This monotype print is unusual in its form and effective in its imagery. It is supplied with a sturdy perspex rod from which the print is suspended.
cedar of lebanon 2

cedar of lebanon 2

Black ink on white Zerkall paper

Original
Monotype
27cm x 39cm
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Cedar of Lebanon 4

Cedar of Lebanon 4

Original
Monotype
39cm x 27cm
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Bitter Lettuce

Bitter Lettuce

One of a new series of drawings on black Somerset paper

Original
Pastel on Paper
30" x 22"

£350.00
Giant red mustard

Giant red mustard

Original
Pastel on Paper
30" x 22"

£350.00
Tender and True parsnip

Tender and True parsnip

Tender and True - an old well loved variety of parsnip drawn in soft pastel on Somerset paper.

Original
Pastel on Paper
76cm x 56cm
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This Tender and True parsnip is another in the series of vegetable portraits drawn from Susan's own garden and allotment. The artist has depicted each one against a plain background to show them as unique organisms with their own blemishes, spots and faults. Like people, the vegetable world is made up of exceptional individuals.
Beetroot

Beetroot

an old variety of beetroot, drawn on white paper with soft pastel, showing the whole plant, complete with leaves and roots.

Original
Pastel on Paper
70cm x 50cm

£315.00
Can be seen at sue deakin
This drawing is part of a series describing vegetables grown by the artist in her Devonshire garden. The plant is seen against a white background, giving the drawing a graphic quality and a contemporary feel.
Spring cabbage

Spring cabbage

An upturned cabbage, drawn in pastel on white paper, showing leaves that have been eaten by small creatures, but still edible in spite of these attacks.

Original
Pastel on Paper
70cm x 50cm

£315.00
Can be seen at sue deakin
Another in a group of pastel drawings made in 2012, drawn directly from the plants grown by Susan in her allotment and garden. A n enthusiast for good food that she has grown herself, Susan is intrigued by the damage to the plants by pests. Sharing the produce is inevitable - how much can the snails eat and still leave enough for humans to enjoy?
radish

radish

Original
Pastel on Paper
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leek

leek

An edition of leek prints drying in the workshop.

lino cut

£125.00
Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own

Here is the same piece of work seen with more of the prints in cellaphane packets with their seeds - an invitation to participate.

Original
Woodcut
Can be seen at Devon Guild of Craftsmen
This piece of work invites the viewer to participate in growing their own food. A series of cellaphane packets containing seeds of the featured vegetable are displayed in front of a framed collection of the same vegetables. The artist is a passionate vegetable grower and hopes to share this passion with others through the medium of print.
Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens

a colourful woodcut of salad greens.

Open Edition
woodcut
19cm x 19cm

£15.00
Can be seen at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen,
Another vegetable print that is part of a collection made by the artist in 2014.
Carrots

Carrots

Two carrots just pulled from the soil drawn in fine detail on white paper. They are showing signs of the carrot fly larvae that make growing vegetables such a trial sometimes!

Original
Pencil crayon on paper
14cm x 38cm

£250.00 Framed
Vegetables are often taken for granted but this artist sees them as not only essential for her well-being and nutrition but also as beautiful objects to look at. She also hopes to encourage others to make connections with their food and with the natural world through her work as an artist. He drawings look better in real life than in her less accomplished photographs!
Potatoes

Potatoes

Closely observed drawings of potatoes which describe three varieties of this vegetable, made during the winter months when their sprouts naturally grow towards the light.

Original
Pencil crayon on paper
45cm x 38cm

£400.00
The artist has taken three or four potatoes and placed them in lines in order to look closely at their forms and colours. She hopes to convey some of her fascination and respect for the vegetable world through her keen observation of their habits. The top drawing shows seed potatoes that have been languishing in a shed for a season - tiny potatoes can be seen growing from last years shoots.
Early Rhubarb

Early Rhubarb

Original
collaged linocut

£600.00
Balancing Oak Tree

Balancing Oak Tree

At eight foot high, this is a large drawing needing a large space!

Original
Charcoal on Paper

£950.00
oak portrait 1

oak portrait 1

black and white print of an oak tree

Original
Monotype
28cm x 26cm

£75.00
This is a black and white print of a growing oak tree;an exploration of the native trees growing close to this artist's house.
oak portrait 5

oak portrait 5

Another in this series of drawings of oak trees

Original
Monotype
26cm x 38cm

£75.00
Contemplation Drawing, 431 years

Contemplation Drawing, 431 years

Using the measured ground plan of a growing oak tree, 431 annual rings drawn in oak gall ink, envisage its interior (photo by Helge Mruck)

Original
oak gall ink on cartridge paper with tannin wash
550cm x 350cm
contemplation drawing; 431 years

contemplation drawing; 431 years

putting in some of the last fifty lines

Leaf Study 1

Leaf Study 1

Oak leaves inked and printed on paper, with information about oak trees written between the lines of leaves.

Original
leaf print with hand written text
75cm x 60cm
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The ecology of the oak tree is outlined between the grid of oak leaves, printed in black ink. The juices from the actual leaves were squeezed during the printing onto the paper. The finest veins and details of the leaves are faithfully described by the printed leaves, giving a design that is original and unrepeatable.
Oak ecosystem list

Oak ecosystem list

Scrolls of paper on which are written the names of members of the huge eco-system of the oak tree

pencil on paper
Quercus: 25 species named for oak

Quercus: 25 species named for oak

A collection of delicately drawn organisms whose Latin binomial title includes Quercus, the Latin for oak. These are grey images on white paper, on a pale grey ground

Original
Silverpoint drawing
76cm x 76cm

£400.00
This was drawn as part of the artist's research in to oak trees and their eco-system. Tiny unseen organisms that live in oak trees are drawn here in siverpoint, an ancient drawing technique, that uses silver wire to leave a deposit on the paper surface. The images are pale grey on white paper, mounted on a grey ground. Shown here in a higher contrast to enable them to be seen at all.
tree fruits

tree fruits

drawings of the tree fruits of High Cross House

Original
pencil crayon on Somerset paper
140cm x 20cm
These are an exploratory drawings of some of the fruits and seeds found in the garden of the residency site. Temporarily clipped onto the wall, they may yet be made into an artists book or framed to hang on wall.
chestnut trees: work in progress

chestnut trees: work in progress

early stage of a drawing at High Cross House

Original
Charcoal on Paper
the leaf mould container grows larger and fuller

the leaf mould container grows larger and fuller

each time I am at High Cross, I add to the structure of the leaf basket and rake leaves to fill it.

chestnut leaves
Marquee at Ashprington Point

Marquee at Ashprington Point

One of a series of prints drawn on the River Dart, of the landscape below Sharpham House in South Devon.

Limited Edition
Drypoint
28cm x 29cm

£180.00
Part of a series of three images that can be hung together to make a triptych, this drypoint print is typical of Susan's landscape work. The colours are simple; a warm dark browny-green which is lightened by a paler and brighter grassy green. The marquee set up on the river bank lends the scene a focal point.
Landscape with Kite

Landscape with Kite

Black and white landscape of South Hams hills with Dartmoor in the distance. A young boy flies his
kite. Pale clouds float overhead.

Limited Edition
37cm x 55cm
Edition of 20
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Can be seen at Devon Guild of Craftsmen
This is one of Susan's earlier landscape etchings showing a lone kite-flying boy, her son, against the dramatic hills and fields of the South Hams. Apart from a long pale cloud, the sky is clear and all the details of the landscape are easily read by the viewer. Dartmoor is visible in the far distance, whilst houses peek around the bend of the valley, suggesting the nearby village of Harbertonford, where the artist lives and works. Drawn and etched into copper plate and printed on white Somerset 300gm paper in black ink, this is one of the last few remaining in the edition of twenty.
River Story

River Story

Limited Edition
Drypoint
55cm x 45cm
Edition of 3
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This is an original artist's print of a landscape scene with a pale white swan flying into the distance. It is drawn on site on the River Dart in south Devon, engraved into a plate and printed on Somerset paper by the artist in her studio.
January, South Devon

January, South Devon

A moody winter landscape, printed on Somerset paper in dark green/black ink with a yellow field in the distance.

Limited Edition
Drypoint
45cm x 20cm
Edition of 10

£195.00
This is the first image in a series intended to record aspects of the South Devon landscape throughout one calendar year. Drawn from inside the artist's VW bus on a winter's day, a passing rain squall, a sunlit field, tree shadows, all give a feeling of the weather of this day in January.
Over The South Hams

Over The South Hams

A long, thin view of rolling hills in South Devon, with Dartmoor in the distance,hand printed on 300gm paper in black ink.

Limited Edition
woodcut
19cm x 115cm
Edition of 20

£200.00
An unusually long narrow woodcut, this is a scene of the South Hams in South Devon, with trees, clouds and rolling hills; Dartmoor can be seen in the background.Using a pine board to print from, the image is printed on thick 300gm mould-made paper in black ink. Only 5 are left in this popular limited edition of 20.
Typhoons over Dartmoor

Typhoons over Dartmoor

Limited Edition
Drypoint
17" x 32"

£350.00
Horticultural Hazards

Horticultural Hazards

A one off book describing some of the pests of the vegetable garden, together with embossings of the leaves of the plants the insects attack. Some pages have been distressed to imitate the damage to the plants. Although this work has been sold, I am happy to be commissioned to make another, similar book.

25cm x 12cm
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This is an interesting inventory of some of the hazards had befall the vegetable and fruit gardener. For every insect there is a description of the damage it can inflict and an embossed leaf from the particular plant that can be attacked. Pages are holed, nibbled, stained and cut to show how, for instance, the snail, leaf miner or beetle can make the gardener's life a misery at times! The book is hand made and bound, with a pale green suede spine. A delight to handle.
Kale and Caterpillar

Kale and Caterpillar

Another page from Horticultural Hazards

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leaf books

leaf books

a collection of small books made from dried and pressed leaves

These 'books' of leaves or 'folia' are made from magnolia leaves, beech leaves, ginko leaves, witch hazel and fig plant leaves. They are fragile but each one is attached to a japanese paper fold, sewn together as a regular book.
Oak Primer, detail

Oak Primer, detail

some of the species listed on the top of the book's pages

Original
as before
Simples, an April herbal

Simples, an April herbal

A collection of garden herbs embossed into Somerset paper; their juices and some parts of the plant material absorbed by the paper. Unbound but contained by a folder of black Somerset paper. Sold, but others similar can be made to order.

Original
embossings with plant juices
25cm x 12cm
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This is an original artist's book. Made in April 2011, it records 16 herbs at the point at which they were embossed, leaving their juices and some of their solids on the paper. These squeezed plant fluids spread down their length traces an ephemeral path across the pages. The herbs' common names and dates of embossing are written in pencil at the top of each page. Although essentially unrepeatable, other herbals can be made with similar qualities.
15 ways to clip your yew

15 ways to clip your yew

a beginner's guide to topiary

Limited Edition
13" x 13"
Edition of 50

£50.00
Can be seen at Burnham Grapevine
This colourful print of 15 different forms of topiary gives a particularly British view of this art form. The yew trees are thought to be about 300 years old and have been clipped into these fantastical shapes over this time. The artist has arranged them in a grid on the painting, giving each tree its own space.
Tulip

Tulip

Pink tulip on a black ground, framed in black wooden box frame.

Original
Pastel on Paper
30cm x 40cm
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This pastel drawing shows a tulip bloom emerging out of a deep black background. The image is mounted on black card in a black-stained wooden frame, made coincidentally from tulip wood! Part of a series exploring tulip flowers.
Bromeliad

Bromeliad

an original artist's print of this exotic plant

Limited Edition
linocut
75cm x 30cm
Edition of 10

£70.00
Printed on white rag paper, this linocut print shows a bromeliad plant in reds, yellows and greens. Part of a series of flower prints.
silver torch cactus

silver torch cactus

one of a series of cactus prints

Limited Edition
linocut
70cm x 23cm
Edition of 9

£70.00
A black background with two spires of the silver torch cactus , with red flowers, looking rather like an ostrich. This linocut artist's print is one of a small edition of nine.
Tree Echium

Tree Echium

Black ink on pale gray papers hinged together.

Original
Drypoint print shown with the plant that inspired it
40cm x 170cm

£350.00
Delicately drawn and beautifully printed. An original drypoint print on grey Arches paper of a tree echium in its skeletal stage. The plant that inspired it is included in the purchase price if the collector desires. Made for the exhibition 'Carbon Footprint" at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, this is the only one of its kind. The print has been made in sections. An altogether unusual piece of work
Anemone Triptych

Anemone Triptych

It is difficult to photograph the rich, subtle colour in this pastel drawing of Anemones de Caen.

Original
Pastel on Paper
38cm x 87cm

£500.00 Framed
Can be seen at Artworks, South Brent
This is one of a series of pastel drawings of anemones made in the winter of 2012. Simple yet subtle images of this wonderful flower, they were drawn in the studio with best quality artist's soft pastels. They glow with rich colours and are much more exciting in the flesh than on screen, being tricky to photograph due to the subtly of the work.
papers rolled with raffia tie and printed leaf labels

papers rolled with raffia tie and printed leaf labels

linocut
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Can be seen at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen,
sample green paper

sample green paper

lino cut

£2.50
River Dart map

River Dart map

A hand painted map of the section of the River Dart that is swum annually by hundreds of swimmers in the event called THE DART 10K. The map comes without the words "I swam the" - this is written on a card that can be attached to the map for those to whom it applies!

29cm x 42cm

£10.00