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Susan Dunster

One Green Jug

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Susan paints in a fluid, fragmented and abstract manner. She weaves vibrant colours and shapes across the surface so that things dissolve into each other seeking to express a deeper emotional and spiritual reality beneath the surface appearance of things.

A featured artist in The Little Gallery, Susan was born in Howick, and lived there until moving to Wellington in early adolescence. Her childhood influences were her mother and grandmother, both avid craftswomen, whose skillfull hands wove in colour and stitches.

Susan now lives in Tairua, the scene of many childhood holidays. Appreciating the space and beauty of the Coromandel, she reflects both directly and indirectly in her paintings. Her recent work has become more abstract and focused on colour. A small number of works on paper are also available, as are papier mache statues and handmade artist's sketch books.

Susan divides her time between painting in Tairua and working in Auckland as a psychotherapist and art therapist using the creative process to help others resolve life's difficulties.

Since graduating from Victoria University she has travelled extensively, living for many years in London, and, more recently, Melbourne, undertaking art training in both cities. Susan's exhibition history dates from the early 1990s and has exhibited regularly, both in solo and group shows since then. Works are held in collections in New Zealand, Australia and abroad.

Read our story on Susan on Art Chat here.