susanne-barrett-contemporary-artist-logo-fw Contemporary Artist


I endeavour to create pieces that are meaningful when viewed from a distance as well as fascinating when viewed up close.

I love the excitement of those first brush strokes on a blank canvas or piece of paper. What will evolve?

My preferred medium is acrylic paint but I often combine this with other media such as oil, watercolour, charcoal and pastel. Many of my works also feature paper collage used either as a way to create texture or as accents in the finished piece. 

The majority of my work starts with no preconceived notion of a final outcome: instead each piece grows intuitively on a day to day basis. Line-work, collage, texture and colour are essential elements of these studies.

Eventually after layers of rich glazes, bold strokes, symbols and marks some semblance to a landscape once visited may appear and I can follow that path in bringing the painting to a conclusion.



Represented by

David Hart Gallery MooloolabaMooloolaba

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Homepage image “Corroboree Lagoon” Mixed-Media