Susan Graham, Studied as a mature student at Rugby Collage of Art and Design going on to gain a degree at Demontfort University, Leicester.
In my paintings I aim to capture a sense of place, to evoke a sense of time in response to the unique variety of light found along the North Norfolk coast. Vast expanses of sand and dunes, open tidal mudflats, salt marshes and the great carpet of sea lavender found in July and August which combine to form the basis of the paintings carried out Plein Air often using oil paint on paper.
At low tide the great expance of sand and mudflats captures the light and creates a beauty of their own, reflecting the forever changing light, the flow and ebb of the tide that I aim to capture in my paintings. Often sitting and painting in the same spot from dawn to dusk observing and recording the vast changing seascape/landscape whether on a cold winter’s day, where the light is short or in the summer when the days are long and it seems to take forever for dusk to fall.