About Sue Walsh
Sue Walsh grew up living in rural settings, mainly on farms. Sue was ten when family settled in Cheshire.
At school she studied A level Art which included gallery visits during a visit to Paris. These were interesting times. The film Woodstock was showing, students at The Sorbonne were demanding changes to their courses in sit-ins and people were creating environments and happenings – conceptual art was in vogue and people felt able to imagine and create freely.
Sue studied Art and Craft while training to teach in Liverpool. She studied print making using silk screen and batik, sculpture, drawing and painting. She fell in love with traditional oil painting techniques. Her final exhibition of paintings, which was awarded a distinction, was based on studies made during a visit to the French Alps
Many of her paintings are still based on landscape and the sea with attention to the experience of place, light and mood
Sue then taught in a secondary school and also taught some evening classes for adults on the Workers’ Education Access programme. Her art department helped to train future Art teachers who came to practice from Liverpool Polytechnic.
During this time Punk and The Tate came to the city as, for a while, did riots.
A move to Chester in the early 1990’s and holidays to St Ives included regular pilgrimages to The Wills Lane Gallery, the Penwith Gallery,The Tate and Barbara Hepworth’s Garden and studio. Sue painted and drew en plein air on the beach or the balconies in the Barnaloft or Piazza flats while her children played on the sand.
Since 2012 Sue has been an Associate Member of The Penwith Society of Artists and she is now a member of the St Ives Art Club.
Her work is in private collections and has been exhibited at The Penwith Gallery, St Ives, The Little Picture Gallery in Moushole, The Salthouse Gallery, St Ives and Chester Art Centre in Chester, Cheshire and ARTUpCLOSE, New York, NY10002.
Right now she is one of six artists showing at Place 1, 4 Bridge Street, Chester, Cheshire. This is part of a project to set up pop up galleries in the city for artists to work, exhibit and sell.