Local artist, Susan Milne is holding an exhibition entitled 'Works on Paper' at the
THE DRAWING ROOM at HAY
10 High Town, Hay-on-Wye HR5 3AE
SUSAN MILNE, WORKS on PAPER, drawings, prints and assemblages
29 SEPTEMBER – 18 OCTOBER 2018 Open Monday- Saturday 10.30- 4pm
“Some pieces in this exhibition have been made this year, in the summer of sun. I found myself enthralled by the bouncing light on the water of the River Ennig that flows past my studio and on the vegetation that grew on its banks and in the water. As the summer got drier and the water skin-deep, I stood drawing and integrated with the shallows.”
The exhibition shows drawings, prints and assemblages that are from different periods of the artists work and that take their reference from the border country and the land of the Black Mountains. Recent large expressive work and experimental pieces are shown alongside more formal smaller assemblages made with paper and sometimes incorporating found objects.
Susan Milne works with land and landscape, often making prints on site without the use of a press, and executing large drawings standing in mountain streams or sitting on the edge of hills. The direct contact that she makes with the elements, including fire, earth and water, result in visceral and energetic work made in a variety of materials and using different techniques. More recently her work has allowed ideas to develop from the qualities of particular materials, believing that the levels of meaning will come from her previous experiences of working in the landscape.. This is a reversal of her approach to her early work in natural history illustration which demanded exacting studies of the natural environment.
“My practice is land, rather than landscape, based; I aim to make work that reflects the substance of the land and the elements.
Drawing is fundamental to my practice; I consider that all my work is drawing, whether I am working with colour, print or even in three dimensions.
I am interested in the extent to which drawing , as a method of expression, can be pushed to its
Artist Sue Milne at work in the landscape