Outside in Room

Painting Outside

Outside. The sun shines. The  colours merge, bright and alive. Are we locked in darkness looking out, or safe behind a dark wall gazing through small panes at a snapshot glimpse of a colourful world? The painting of Outside did involve some ‘en plein air’ but not in the way most artists would expect. Getting …

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Molding Mediums

When it comes to trying something new, I stepped out of my comfort zone with this molding medium. It feels like a very soft putty or wet clay and dried to a hard surface that can be chipped at or filed away. I made a rough plan with the clay before allowing it to dry. …

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Dark Water

Painting in black and white is not the easiest of choices – but I love to experiments and try new colour combinations. Usually, many of these leave me with a pitch-black canvas that needs a re-paint, but every now and again the paint works. Dark Water sets the mood for the late evening sun to …

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Reds, blues, purples, whites, creams – set on silver metallic paint. An abstract yet impression of sunny days, Spanish tapas, hanging out washing to dry, and having a coffee in the local cafe. Painting España took me to a new place in terms of painting, with the use of metallic paints and a palette knife. …

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Tactile Textures

I don’t usually use a lot of mixed media, but as soon as I could get my hands on some new products I began to experiment with different mediums. The art clay is a great way to build depth and layer to a canvas, and I used quite a bit on Industrial Skies. Coupled with …

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Lost Art

In creating a picture, I go through a series of different emotions and styles. Often I start painting without planning and will find myself lost in creation. Sadly, when I return to complete some paintings, my feelings have changed and in trying to add a little more to a picture, I actually ruin it. Below …

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Lockdown Update

Having been in lockdown for over eight weeks, I think it is safe to say that, for many of us, times have been strange. As an artist, the lack of stimulation has proven to be a stumbling block when it comes to being creative. We all wish we had more time on our hands, but …

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Sea Turtle Creation

The creation: Sea Turtle

Sometimes the paint just flows exactly as it should! After many false starts on this canvas, I painted over in deep blues, greens and turquoises. The sea turtle swam in to view and I felt that nothing else would work on the canvas created. I really enjoyed painting this. Below you will see the stages …

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Capital Art Gallery

Capital Art Gallery

October saw my debut at the Capital Art Gallery in Eltham, Greenwich. A fantastic place for artists of all abilities to showcase, and sell, their works. Capital Art Gallery was opened in April 2015 The gallery is for the artists (both professional as well as up and coming) to be able to display their work …

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The Cove Reworked

Reworking Art

Occasionally I find myself finishing a painting, framing, and exhibiting it – and then seeing the improvements I think I can make. Sometimes a single aspect of a painting dictates the result, and other times it needs to be ignored and painted over. With The Cove, the boat was the focus. The blue peeling boards …

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Vines Painting

Creating Vines

The urge to paint grapes came from the glass of wine I was holding, and a recent visit to an exhibition. The process was unusual for me, but very enjoyable. These items are currently in my shop and can be viewed now. On the Vine


Welcome to Susan Sheen Art

Welcome to my website. Please feel free to visit my online shop where you can browse my latest available artworks. I am an independent artist who has reignited my childhood passion for painting. Now, I exhibit my art at selected venues in the South East, including London and Surrey. I began to exhibit professionally as a …

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