Artists > Susan Caines RWA
Susan Caines was born in Bristol and studied at the West of England College of Art specialising in painting.
After a career in teaching young children she started painting full time in 1988. In 1995 she was elected a member of the Royal West of England Academy and in 1999 was given a show at the R.W.A. She moved to Brighton in 1995 where she now lives and paint and has had a one man person show each year from 1990.
Initially influenced by the flattened space and decorative qualities of the Quattrocento and primitive Siennese painting her work has developed within a duality of landscape and still life. The former are often landscapes created or recalled, memories of special places. The objects in the still life paintings can be real or imagined but have their own space and aura and form tableaux or placements.
Recent work show paintings of compressed space in which ojbects breathe in meditative silence. Colour is pale and muted. The motif is revisited deepening the interpretation of simple objects.
2008 Gallery LeFort Fine Art. Bath (Christmas mixed media show given by invited lady
members of the Royal West of England Academy
2008 Amalgam Art O.S.O. Barnes, London
2007 Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne
2005 The Gallery Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London
2004 Alpha House, Sherborne
2002 Alpha House, Sherborne
2001 Ainscough Contemporary Art, London
2000 Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne
1999 Ainscough Contemporary ARt, London
New Ashgate gallery, Farnham
Royal West of England Academy, bristol
1998 Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne
1997 Ainscough Contemporary Art, Ldonon
1996 Alpha House Gallery, Cherborne
1995 Guild Gallery, Bristol
1994 Rooksmoor gallery, Bath
1993 Happening Gallery, Bristol
1992 Happening Gallery, Bristol
1991 Happening Gallery, Bristol
1991 Rooksmoor Gallery, Bath
1990 Guild Gallery, Bath.