Susan Birth

"I enjoy experimenting with techniques and mixing media to create visual contrast."

Susan was a language teacher for several years and went on to pursue a career in commercial translation. However, painting has always been her first love and in more recent years making art has been her primary focus. She has developed her skills with considerable success to the extent that in both 2019 and 2020 she has had work selected for the Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in Mall Galleries, London.


Susan creates vibrant artwork ranging from representational to more semi-abstract and conceptual pieces, mainly landscape and still life. She makes bold use of colour, pattern and texture using a variety of media including acrylic paint, inks and collage to create lively, eye-catching art. She enjoys experimenting with techniques and mixing media to produce visual contrast. Variety is in fact the key to Susan’s practice and is what draws the eye to explore her paintings. She loves creating semi-abstract landscapes inspired either by scenes encountered on her travels or from somewhere in her subconscious, waiting to be interpreted in paint.


She exhibits locally, participates in art events and enjoys the challenge of commissions. In 2020 Susan won a commission funded by Arts Council England for artwork as part of a digitally interactive project inspired by Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum’s collections. More recently she created artwork for the Dawn Project, a local charity supporting domestic abuse victims. She is a co-organiser of Worcestershire Open Studios.


Susan lives in Worcester and is one of the working artists based at Yew Trees Artist Studios at Bevere Gallery on the edge of the city. The studios and shared gallery space are open to visitors Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. A smaller selection of Susan’s work can also be found at The Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery.


Susan Birth
Far Stretch'd on Every Side