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Susan Macarthur


I come from a painting and drawing background and have always liked the drama of the human form.  


Whilst studying for a  BA in General Art at Cal State Long Beach I was introduced to textiles and stitch by a Japanese teacher.  Shortly after returning to England I pursued this area and went on to experiment with different combinations of textile and paint to initially portray the nude.  Working with these materials opened up a whole new way of working which allowed a great deal more freedom and also made me realise how important texture is to my work.


I use a combination of fabric, paper, thread, paint, fabric dyes, wax crayons, charcoal – in fact anything that will suit my purpose.  At the moment my work is based on various papers stitched together to create a surface to paint and stitch into.


Now living in the Cotswolds  my work is exhibited mostly through galleries and art fairs but I can also be contacted for commissions.


Tel 07850146999

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