Art Connections is a Chrysalis Arts project providing a range of services for visual artists in York, North Yorkshire and beyond.

Sue Gough

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Sue Gough is primarily a painter. Drawing is extremely important to her practice and she also makes prints and artists books. Her current work explores ideas of passing time, memory, loss and repetition.

Sue incorporates collage and mixed media in order to achieve the meaning and surface quality she requires in the drawings. Her approach to painting is similar; she builds layers in order to achieve the surface and structure using mark making and colour. The scale of all her work varies from tiny pieces on paper to large works. Most of Sue’s large paintings relate directly in size to her own reach; others vary in size from quite small pieces on paper to those on canvas varying in scale and shape.

Her works include tally marks, asemic and real text, marks that allude to textile construction as well as gestural and instinctive ones. Colours and texture originate from close observation of the landscape. Sue uses a wide range of media: all the stick ones, graphite, gouache, watercolour, emulsion, acrylic and ink.

Sue is currently Chair of Ryedale ArtWorks an artist-led organisation and was an assistant to the curator Andrew Dalton when he worked at The Gallery, Ryedale Folk Museum. Her prices range from £50 for small pieces to £6000 for large paintings.

Current methods of working: Community work, Education projects, Training, Curating