Sue has been inspired by the landscape of the Peak District and by local flora. Her images have been undertaken in various media, the landscapes often in pen and ink or etching, the plant studies in water-colour pencil. The latter are technically drawings, though the effect is similar to watercolour painting. Sue’s nautical scenes reflect locations in Britain and abroad and have used a variety of media, etching, gouache and coloured pencil.
This landscape drawing depicts a scene near New Mills in Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District. The remote farmhouse, dramatic sky and patterning of the drystone walls are typical of the area.Swedish Harbour Scene etching, numbered edition of 50 prints, 22.5 x 18 cm (36.0 x 31.5 cm) Price unframed £50, framed £100
This limited-edition etching of a Swedish harbour scene depicts the dramatic shapes and reflections in what is nevertheless utterly tranquil. It has been exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London, with the Royal Society of Marine Artists.Ejdern gouache, 16.5 x 26.5 cm (32 x 42 cm) Price framed £450
This gouache painting depicts a Swedish fishing boat, Ejdern, in harbour.Goyt Valley pen and ink drawing, 29.0 x 30.5 cm Price unframed £150
This pen-and-ink drawing depicts the Goyt Valley in the Peak District.Study of Derbyshire Rocks mixed inks, 17.5 x 25.0 cm Price unframed £120
Although Sue has often chosen black and white to portray landscapes, in contrast to her colourful jungle scenes, she also uses colour and a freer approach on occasions, as this coloured ink drawing, based on a study of rocks in Derbyshire, shows.Whitby Harbour, November gouache, 40 x 25 (57 x 42) £850
This gouache painting captures a fishing boat returning from a turbulent November sea to the security of Whitby harbour.Ship Shapes coloured pencil drawing, 18 x 35 (33 x 50) £500
In the coloured pencil drawing, Ship Shapes, Sue was interested in the surreal forms and shadows created by artificial light on a ship’s superstructure at night time.