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I have been painting for over 30 years with a background in portraiture, life drawing & anatomical studies.
Living in Penwith has changed the direction of my work completely. Now it’s ancient sites, coast, moors & farm animals! All weathers and colours. Huge skies and tides – misty grey to cornflower blue.

The ritual of walking or cycling out to each chosen place helps create a closer connection. Direct observation begins with several visits. Then off to the studio armed with drawings, colour notes and photos where needed. It is vital to impart a feeling of the place explored. Colour plays a key role in describing the weather & temperature. Layers of thinner paint leave faint traces of changing conditions.

Scale goes from 6 inches to 3 feet outside, up to 6 feet in the studio, oil on canvas.

The odd person may appear in the picture, if they stay a while. Scent of flowers, grass, damp earth, salty sea mix with birdsong and moving water. Seasons come and go. Light & weather shift.

Short winter days mean more nocturnes and barely there shapes.
The paintings act as a diary recording precious moments in our time of uncertainty and upheaval. They are a celebration of nature in all its power & fragility.

Suzi Stephens

All the works on the website are for sale, unless stated as ‘SOLD’. Prices are for unframed canvasses. A postal service is available with the addition of postage & packaging.Please email Suzi at: suzwith@live.com, or messenger Suzi Stephens on Facebook, or fill in the enquiry form on the website. I aim to respond within a few hours. Many thanks, Suzi😊

Sparkling Sea - painting by Cornish artist, Suzi Stephens
Sparkling Sea
Stormy Day, Cot Valley
40 x 50cm, oil on canvas