About the Artist

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Living near the Ashdown Forest in Sussex, I find inspiration in the beautiful countryside around my home. I often collect flowers & leaves to bring back to my studio to arrange for a new piece of artwork as seen in my Wildflower project created in 2020.

 

Working principally in Pastel & Charcoal, I draw boldly & energetically on coloured paper producing striking images to share with my clients.

 

After training at Salisbury College of Art in Graphic Design, I worked as a designer & illustrator in London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Canada & California.

 

From 1990-2004 I created a thriving business in the UK as a Humorous Illustrator & Caricaturist being flown to entertain at prestigious events in Spain, Paris, Italy entertaining many celebrities including ( the late ) Dame Vera Lyn, Gordon Ramsey and even receiving a kiss from the great George Best!

 

In 2005 I moved to California, where I recreated my business in Santa Barbara, then moved to Hollywood, Los Angeles where I bought a Spanish villa and built an art studio.

 

In 2007 I started to study Fine Art & Sculpture in Los Angeles and Pasadena. To this day, I continue to study in Los Angeles when time and travel permits.

 

Upon my return to the UK in 2015 with a large body of work, I initially exhibited at Chelsea Town Hall, Oxford and Brighton contemporary art fairs, attracting collectors with an interest in cutting edge style.

I continue my career as an illustrator & entertainer creating caricatures at events & weddings, travelling around the UK for corporate and private clients as well as creating the new pieces you are seeing today.

 

My art work can be bought in Original format or as high quality Giclée prints produced via professional high resolution photography and high quality precision colour printing.

 

Originals can be viewed by appointment upon request.

 

For caricature or illustration, I accept commissions to work from real life at a location of your choice. Alternatively I can create a unique picture from a photo supplied; a good option for a surprise gift, ideal for retirements, milestone birthdays or as a wedding present.

Contact: sue@susanharrison.biz    mobile (44) 7545487242