Susan Sheridan

Susan Sheridan

Susan Sheridan has been a professional artist for over forty years. She studied at the National Art School from 1958, with evening classes at the Julian Ashton School and the tutelage of respected art educator and AGNSW gallery director Peter Laverty completing her formal education. Her evocative depictions of the Australian landscape tell stories of her extensive travels throughout this land; defined by muted tones, atmospheric, impressionistic, sublime, dreamy, understatement; capturing a feeling which convincingly informs her art. Susan experiences the landscape by absorbing its nature and moods and by combining abstract forms and subtle reality, she leads the viewer into her work leaving just enough room for the imagination to travel. "It is not just a matter of painting a truthful record of one's observations; it is as Cezanne knew, a need to find one's own truth in painting” Susan Sheridan. She has held over 32 solo exhibitions and many combined shows including Sydney Opera House under construction 1970, and the Highlands of New Guinea 1971. As a member of The Australian Watercolour Institute, she was represented in AWI exhibitions in Canada in 1992 and in Hong Kong in 1996. In 1998 two major works were selected to hang in a sponsored exhibition title "Out of Australia - Australian Contemporary Paintings" in Shanghai. Her work has been acquired by many private collectors in Australia and internationally. Sheridan’s many awards include first prizes at: Mosman Art Prize 1984; Royal Easter Show 1982; Cheltenham GHS 1968; Wee Waa Art Show 1977; Scone Art Show 1983; Bowral Mittagong Art Show 1990, 1991. She has been selected to hang in the Art Gallery of New South Wales Wynne Prize on 7 occasions.

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