Art from Sue Laughlin (@Suelaughlinart)

From Sue Laughlin:

I live with my partner just into the Suffolk side of the beautiful and serene Waveney Valley in a 500 year old, timber framed, thatched farm house along with our four dogs and a small flock of rare breed sheep.

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the historical essence of the landscape, the hinted at memories of ages past that it contains within it. As a child, I was transported back in time when visiting such places as Grimes Graves and Orford Castle; one might dismiss this as the overactive imagination of a young child, however, they had a tremendous impact on me then and continue to do so now.

I adore the winter landscape. The contrast of the bare earth and sculptural essence of trees silhouetted against the pastel shades of a winter sky, the early morning fogs that sometimes linger all day and the quality of light cast by a low sun, never cease to move me. For me, it is during this period of the year when the memories of the landscape become more accessible.

It is these musings that I now combine with my life-long passion for drawing and painting and which I endeavour to communicate.