Susan Wood was born in 1950. She grew up by the sea and loved foreign languages. She completed a PhD in German and had a successful career as a German lecturer, publishing many books and articles. It was not until 2002 that she began to paint, and she’s been actively involved in art ever since, particularly since she took early retirement in 2007. In 2016 she completed an MA in Glass at the University of Sunderland, with a final project entitled ‘Shore’.
Her decision to apply for a Residency at the Fish Factory was based on this love of the shore, art and remote places. For the month of March 2017 she walked by the fjord every day, took lots of photographs, and collected stones and flotsam and jetsam. These formed the basis for a series of shore-inspired works using a mixture of these materials.
She is now back in London and hoping to exhibit work inspired by Iceland’s stunning coastline.
//More of Susan’s Artwork//
Check out the interview about her stay here:
Thank you, Susan!