▪ Sue Martin ▪

Sue grew up in the 60’s in Natal. From an early age she was fascinated by the creative process and went on to study towards a Fine Arts Degree at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.
Sue enjoys experimenting with various media, including photography.
Her constant, the use of oil pigments, often sits on the surface, hovering above the landscape. There is a sense of the figures being displaced from their surroundings.

Sue Martin’s work is essentially concerned with journeys both literal and figurative. it deals deeply with memories. The extensive use of gold in this series evokes a sense that wherever we go we take that which is most precious to us, particularly our thoughts and memories. Her work has a faded quality because, like memory, its is a resonance, a faint echo of things remembered. Her otherwise limited palette of earthy tones and figures set in timeless landscapes achieve a dreamlike quality. Her use of veils of colour metaphorically echo the many layers of meaning present in her work, as well as evoking layers of time.

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