Years of working in boring office jobs in the 90's, I kept detailed sketchbooks of characters I saw walking past my window and it is now that I have drawn on that inspiration in a series of smaller paintings, cheeky vignettes of these glamour pusses of yesteryear, living out their dotage in splendid indifference, sticking two bent fingers up at Modern Britain and making the best of things.' I love the idea that Sue is inviting us to look beyond the current faces of people who have maybe become a little invisible, to think about all that came before, how we may one day be - and that as we get older we're perhaps allowed to say more often, "I don't care what you think". If you like hidden lives, you'll enjoy this exhibition!
You can spot Sue's 'Owd Lasses' (and maybe recognise some of them?) at The Station, Richmond from 13th - 24th May alongside her colourful interpretations of Dales life, agricultural shows and landscapes.
Photo of Sue by Guy Carpenter.