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.
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.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.Paraguayan Dream No. 3 Not for sale
This further gouache painting in Sue's Paraguayan series is no longer for sale.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.
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 Paraguayan Dream No.6 Oil, 34.3 x 23.7 cm (56.0 x 48.0 cm) Price framed £550 Paraguayan Dream No. 7 Gouache, 56.8 x 41.0 cm (80.0 x 66.5 cm) Price framed £1,400 Paraguayan Dream No. 9 Gouache, 24.0 x 22.0 cm (40.7 x 39.6 cm) Price framed £600 Paraguayan Dream No. 10 Gouache, 38 x 30 cm (56 x 47 cm) Price framed £750 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.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.Jungle Bird 2 Not for sale
Jungle Bird 2 is a miniature (approximately 9.5 x 13.5 cm) painted in gouache.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.
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 Alexandra Park Drawing 1 Pencil, 22.0 x 16.8 cm Price unframed £120 Alexandra Park Drawing 2 Pencil, 12.0 x 16.3 cm Price unframed £80