Jungle & Tropical Paintings

by Sue Andrew

Sue began her interest in tropical plants with a series of drawings and etchings of hothouses. This aspect of her art developed to include jungle scenes inspired by her interest in Paraguay. The images on this page mainly reflect Sue's passion for Paraguay, though one depicts a tropical scene rather closer to home, at St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.

Paraguayan Dream No. 1 gouache, 58.5 x 48.5 cm (77.0 x 66.5 cm) Price framed £1,400

This painting in gouache was among those inspired by Sue's trip to Paraguay, though it is not a figurative representation of a particular scene. Rather, it seeks to reflect Sue's sense of the magic of the country.

sue andrew Paraguayan Dream No. 2 gouache, 59.0 x 49.0 cm. (69.9 x 58.5 cm) Price framed £1,400

This is another gouache painting in Sue's series based on her experience of Paraguay.

sue andrew Paraguayan Dream No. 3 not for sale

This further gouache painting in Sue's Paraguayan series is no longer for sale.

sue andrew Paraguayan Dream No.4 gouache, 57.0 x 38.0 cm (76.0 x 56.0 cm) Price framed £1,400

This gouache painting is the fourth in Sue's Paraguayan series. It gained the award as Best Work in Colour at the ninetieth exhibition of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, which took place at the Menier Gallery, London, in October 2011. It had earlier been exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London, in the Sunday Times Water Colour Competition exhibition, following which it toured the country to Bristol, Salisbury and Southampton.

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Sue continues to explore her imaginative recollections of the flora and fauna of Paraguay in further paintings in her Paraguayan Dream series. Numbers 5, 7, and 9 are in gouache, Number 6 in oil.

Parguayan Dream No. 5 gouache, 58.8 x 40.7 cm (83.5 x 67.5) Price framed £1,400 sue andrew Paraguayan Dream No.6 oil, 34.3 x 23.7 cm (56.0 x 48.0 cm) Price framed £550 sue andrew Paraguayan Dream No. 7 guache, 56.8 x 41.0 cm (80.0 x 66.5 cm) Price framed £1,400 sue andrew Paraguayan Dream No. 9 guache, 24.0 x 22.0 cm (40.7 x 39.6 cm) Price framed £600 sue andrew St Just in Roseland gouache, 10.0 x 11.0 cm (23.5 x 27.0 cm) Price framed £450

This small gouache painting is of the remarkable Victorian graveyard at St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.

sue andrew Drawing for Paraguayan Dream No. 1 pencil, 42.0 x 29.5 cm Price unframed £150

The image below is a black and white drawing on which the painting Paraguayan Dream No. 1 was broadly based.

sue andrew Jungle Bird 1 and Jungle Bird 2 gouache, 11 x 7.5 cm (oval) (15 x 11.5, rectangular) Price framed £180 for the pair or £100 each if sold separately

The two following images, Jungle Bird 1 and 2, are miniatures, painted in gouache. Sue conceived them as a pair but would be prepared to sell them separately.

sue andrew sue andrew Alexandra Park etching, numbered edition of 50 prints, 13.3 x 17.2 cm Price unframed £50

Sue's interest in tropical plant forms preceded her inspirational visit to Paraguay, as shown by the print below representing the hothouse at Alexandra Park in Manchester.

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Below are three further black and white drawings of hothouses.

Cambridge Botanical Gardens lino, numbered edition of 50 prints, 19.5 x 13.0 cm Price unframed £50 sue andrew Alexandra Park Drawing 1 pencil, 22.0 x 16.8 cm Price unframed £120 sue andrew Alexandra Park Drawing 2 pencil, 12.0 x 16.3 cm Price unframed £80 sue andrew