Featured Artists

Suzanne Whitmarsh NAPA

 
I consider myself to be a contemporary artist. Self taught due to a genuine love of experimenting with paints and techniques and sheer determination to get it right. On a rare day when I'm not painting I'm thinking about painting. 
 
Born in Watford in 1968 Moved to the Isle of Wight in 1979. Started painting in 2000, selling vibrant art to visitors and locals on the Isle of Wight. Moved to Dorset in 2012.  I retain strong connections to the Island as my family live there and I visit and stay with them every month. I am also painting famous landmarks along the Jurrasic coast of Dorset and the Blackmore Vale.
 
My contemporary block colour stripe paintings are unique and very popular. They are perfect for modern interiors. I simplify the landscape, draw out with pencil onto large canvas trying to capture the natural lay of the land and sea. I choose complementary colours to create a vibrant modern painting. I paint all stripes freehand, these paintings require skill, and a controlled application of acrylics. 
 
I have exhibited at Quay Arts, Seaview Gallery, New Remberant Gallery and since moving from the Isle of Wight I have exhibited at Swan Gallery, Frome. First View Gallery, Stour Head. Cove Gallery, Weymouth. Guggleton Gallery, Stalbridge.  Dorset Arts Week.
 
I have just been made a member of NAPA - the National Acrylic Painters Association - and will be taking part in exhibitions all over the country.