ONLINE: ‘Balance’ Exhibition

Susie Prangnell: Balance

Quay Arts ONLINE Exhibition – running until Monday 22nd March

A Bit of What You Fancy | Soft Pastel | Framed 71cm X 71cm | £440

Aquarium | Soft Pastel | Framed 71cm X 71cm | £440

Balancing Act | Soft Pastel | Framed 71cm X 71cm | £440

Castle in the Sand | Soft Pastel | Framed 71cm x 71cm | £440

Cloud Stitches | Soft Pastel | Framed 74cm x 55cm | £400

Coast | Soft Pastel | Framed 38cm x 38cm | £140

Crossings | Soft Pastel | Framed 38cm x 38cm | £140

Dancing to the Light | Acrylic on canvas | Framed 61cm x 50cm | £420

Dream Set | Acrylic on canvas | Unframed 101cm x 81cm | £950

Locks and Keys | Soft Pastel | Framed 71cm x 71cm | £440

Quietude | Acrylic on canvas | Framed 44cm x 34cm | £280

Reflection | Soft Pastel | Framed 38cm x 38cm | £140

Showtime | Soft Pastel | Framed 44cm x 44cm | £180

Tree Chorus | Soft Pastel | Framed 38cm x 38cm | £140

Under Siege | Soft Pastel | Framed 71cm X 71cm | £440

Waymarkers | Soft Pastel | Framed 39cm X 39cm | £140

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Island-based artist Susie Prangnell has had a lifelong passion for art, especially abstract art. She wanted to study Fine Art after A Levels, but her family were dismissive of her ability to make practical use of an art college education, so she didn’t go to university. Instead she focused on self-directed study and practice whilst raising a family and earning a living. In 2006, she completed a short Arts course with the Open University, and in 2008, the opportunity came for Susie to engage with her art practice full-time when she left her job in the Civil Service and came to live on the Isle of Wight. She enjoys getting out into the wilder landscape to make expressive location sketches. Back in her studio in Northwood, her favourite medium is pastel, but she also works using watercolour, ink, acrylic and collage. 

“I am fascinated by contrasts and I like to express this in my work through colour, composition and marks to create tension. I try for a balance between wildness and constraint pushing the work until it is perhaps only just clinging on to order and coherence. … Fragility and resilience can be explored through the medium of pastel itself, essentially resulting in an artwork which is created from dust but can nevertheless appear bold and vibrant.” 

If you would like to purchase an artwork, please call Quay Arts on 01983 822490 or email quoting the title of the artwork you wish to purchase from the exhibition. Some artworks can be taken away before the end date of the exhibition. Please specify if you would like to take away an artwork before the exhibition finish date.

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