Sue Casson


Sue traces her love of the outdoors and wildlife to Kenya where she was raised and lived for twenty three years.  The Public response to exhibitions of her work in the Kings Road, Chelsea encouraged her to take up art as a career in 1972. In order to refine her technique, she studied painting in oils under Robin Goodwin who also instructed David Shepherd after which she returned to Kenya. Here she had the ideal opportunity to paint and observe animals at close quarters. Since 1980, Sue has been based in the Cotswold’s, England, making frequent trips abroad for exhibitions and to gather material. She now concentrates on Arabian subject matter, portraits, wildlife, dogs and landscapes.  Her drawings are in conté chalk, ink and watercolour. Although she no longer paints in oils, her oil paintings can be found on the walls of art collectors worldwide.  Sue has had a long association with the Majlis Gallery in Dubai and has made many trips to UAE over the years finding endless sources of inspiration: desert scenes with spectacular lighting, shady wadis, camel camps, and beached dhows, fishermen bringing in the catch, the colourful souk and the exotic atmosphere of the entire region. In March 1997 Sue was one of 35 British artists invited by The Majlis Gallery to exhibit in the first New Orientalist exhibition held in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

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