Susan Wilson: Fauna & Flores




Browse and Darby are pleased to announce Susan Wilson’s fourth solo exhibition to be shown in conjunction with our annual Christmas show, Fauna & Flores.

‘Gardening in a little high walled garden in London is an imaginative challenge. I grow figs, quinces, cherries, hollyhocks (hard to establish), lemons, and plums.

These paintings weren’t planned. There were just days when I stopped in the garden, or it snowed, or my dog Flores curled up on a chair she was too big for. Carmen organises the house once a week, one day I said ‘don’t clean, sit for me.’ Whilst my model Matthew patiently endures a wild variety of recycled clothing and hats in my Monday class at The Prince’s Drawing School, “The Body Clothed”. I have taught at the school since it began.’

This summer Susan was commissioned to paint a portrait of Witi Ihimaera author of The Whale Rider (book & Hollywood film on general release). Last year she made an intervention at Coll & Cortes where she spent two months drawing works in their collection, with an exhibition of the work last September. In 2000 she illustrated Katherine Mansfield’s Short Stories for the Folio Society. These works did a long tour of New Zealand galleries. She has won numerous prizes including runner up, National Portrait Gallery Award 1987, Hunting Group, Discerning Eye, and has regularly exhibited in The Royal Academy Summer Show. She is Member of Faculty at The Prince’s Drawing School and is an artist interpreter at the The National Portrait Gallery, London.

Duration 10 December 2014 - 23 December 2014
Times Mon - Fri, 10.00-17.30; Sun 11.00-14.00
Cost Free
Venue Browse & Darby
Address 19 Cork Street London W1S 3LP, ,
Contact 02077347984 / / www.browseanddarby.co.uk/exhibitions/susan-wilson-1st-floor

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