Susan Gradwell is a  Printmaker & Painter based in Wookey, Wells, Somerset.

Artist's Statement :

Etchings combined with hand painting.

In my recent series of etchings, I have been restructuring ' the Functional ' and reforming objects into abstracted imagery.
" The masters of the Japanese tea ceremony used deliberately to drop precious dishes, in order that they might be rebuilt and, thus, be more beautiful than the original. My Japanese porcelain has been repaired with gold, which streaks like lightning across the shattered plate "      Gwyneth Lewis, Sunbathing in the Rain.

After studying at St. Martin's School of Art (BA) and The Central School of Art (MA), Susan worked in London, before moving to the West Country, where she continues to live and work. Her paintings and etchings are regularly selected for Open Competition Exhibitions, including the RA Summer Exhibition, London and the RWA, Bristol. Her work is to be found in collections in the UK, France, Spain, Australia and the USA.

 Copyright Susan Gradwell 2020