Susan Isaac

Shaping the Landscape

Growing up in Cardiff, Susan trained in fine art at Cardiff and Newport Art Colleges (1979-81), before studying design history at Brighton (1982-85) and industrial archaeology at Birmingham University (1985-86). She then worked as an illustrator and surveyor of historic buildings and landscapes (Lancaster University), and as a freelance illustrator and historic buildings surveyor (including historic building reviews for Cadw) - experiencing and recording remote and beautiful parts of Britain. She moved to Nottinghamshire and returned to painting and sculpture full time at the turn of the millennium.

A central theme in Susan's paintings is her search for those particular characteristics that define British towns and countryside. She conveys this in a distinctive idiom that reflects influences from her time studying industrial landscapes and the built environment.

Susan Isaac’s work is available in several UK galleries, including the Wren Gallery in Burford, Saffron Walden Gallery, Claremont in Sevenoaks, the Bull Yard Gallery in Southwell, Porthleven’s Customs House Gallery in Cornwall, and the Staithes Gallery in North Yorkshire.

She has held solo exhibitions at Thoresby Gallery, the Spotlight Gallery in Newark, the Bull Yard Gallery in Southwell, the Rainbow Gallery in Eastwood, and the Wirksworth Heritage Centre. As part of selected groups of artists, she has exhibited at Rufford, Thoresby and the O3 Gallery in Oxford. She was also selected as part of the Leicester Open 27 exhibition, the Lady Bay Arts Festival (2015 and 2016), and the Harley Gallery 2013 Open Exhibition. Her work is in private and public collections.

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