“My approach to painting can be described as intuitive, creating images by following a feeling or knowing, something that cannot be put into words. I start my journey willing to explore and play with whatever happens in the process.”
Sue Thompson has spent the majority of her working life nursing; however, she has always had a strong compulsion to be an artist. Throughout her nursing career she has taken time off to pursue art. This included completing an Art Foundation Course at the Camberwell School of Art in 1984, an Art Therapy Postgraduate Diploma at Goldsmiths College in 1990 and more recently, a BA Hons Fine Art Degree at Oxford Brookes University in 2014.
As a nurse and artist, Sue considers the disciplines of nursing and art to be interconnected. She says that the "art of nursing is the intentional creative use of oneself, based upon skill and expertise to transmit emotion and meaning to another. I also feel that this can be applied to art. The artist attempts to convey a myriad of emotions and experiences through their creations".
Sue's approach to painting can be described as intuitive, creating images by following a feeling or knowing, something that cannot be put into words. She starts her journey willing to explore and play with whatever happens in the process, explaining that "a start of a painting can be a random mark, a piece of music, a colour or the beat of a song. I am drawn to colours and forms in nature. Nature is not afraid to express itself in all its beauty. By doing that it is just being itself. It just is"
Sue is currently located at Kindred Studios, Shepherds Bush, London, UK.
Ascend, 2020,101x76cm, acrylic on canvas.