Suzy Fasht

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Statement

Based on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon, this beautiful location has become the subject for my paintings. Shapes, colours, the weather, reflections, trees... find their way into the work.  Observation, drawing and working more imaginatively, the overall feeling and placement of shapes and colours is more important to me than depicting a particular place.

A major influence was my tutor at the Royal Academy Schools: Norman Adams, whose work had such spiritual power.  Also my inspiring tutor, Timothy Hyman, who guided me to look at particular painters for help such as the early Sienese and Pierre Bonnard.  
 
 "a gifted and thoughtful artist..... A moment experienced of place will be transformed over months to a strongly formal image...In her best work, an initial "prettiness" turns out to be deeply felt, poignant".
Timothy Hyman, tutor at RA schools


Biography

TRAINING

1992-5 Royal Academy Schools, PG Diploma painting

1992-5 Wimbledon School of Art, BA (Hons) Fine Art

1991-2  John Cass School, Art Foundation course

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017  Tiny Gallery, Henley

2017  Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2017  Contemporary Watercolour, Bankside Gallery

2016  The Bowie Gallery, Totnes

2016  Contemporary Watercolour exhibition, Bankside Gallery

2014  Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2015  Rowley Gallery, London (ongoing)

2011  Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth

2008  Somerville Gallery, Plymouth

2006  Whitespace Gallery, Totnes

2001  Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries

2001  NEAC, Mall Galleries

1997  Cromwell Hospital, (solo)

1997  Royal Academy Summer exhibition

1996  Royal Academy Summer exhibition

 

AWARDS, etc

1998-9  

London Business School, year's residency

1998      

Cyril Sweett Award for Outstanding Post-graduate show, Worshipful Co. Painter Stainers

1997      

M&G prize for an artist under 35, Royal Academy Summer exhibition

Silver medal for painting, Royal Academy Schools

Creswick prize for landscape painting, Royal Academy Schools

Leverhulme scholarship

Pennycress scholarship

 

COLLECTIONS

Chevron UK,  London Business School,  Laura Ashley Foundation,   M & G group,  Northwick Park Hospital, Private collections