Elected to the Society 1993
Susan Glassford has been a member of the Society since 1993 and has exhibited in many local and national exhibitions including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Laing Landscape prize,The Royal Society of British Artists, and prize winner at the first Cumbrian Open Exhibition amongst others over a long career.
Visitors to her Meadowbank Farm Studio can see her work in a contemporary gallery beside a restored Grade II * 16th C thatched Cumbrian Longhouse. Curthwaite is in the north of Cumbria close to the northern fells, the Solway Estuary and Hadrian’s Wall country and the influence of the landscape is reflected in her work.
The rhythm’s and patterns of the land and the changing light may be starting points for a painting but travel and new horizons are also a source for new work, so working trips abroad are important.
Recently however with the travel restrictions, ideas had to be found nearer to home so studies of the local dramatic landscape of the Lake District and how familiar places change throughout the year have found their way into in her new paintings. She has worked in a variety of media including etching, oils,mixed media, watercolour and pastel
Visitors are welcome to visit her studio by chance or by appointment.