Sue J Blake

Profile & Exhibitions

One Person Shows

  • A series of solo exhibitions at The Coach House Gallery, Guernsey
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • The Owen Taylor Gallery, Warwick
  • Charlecote Park, Warwick
  • Courtney Gallery, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

Examples of participation in exhibitions prior to 2010:

  • John Laing Competition
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • Christmas Exhibitions, St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
  • Thompson’s Gallery, Stow on the Wold
  • Little London Gallery, Holloway, Derbyshire  [prize winner]
  • “Paper Chase” exhibition, Nature In Art, Gloucester [in conjunction with an exhibition of Matisse’s paper cuts]

A selection of exhibitions since 2010

  • Annual exhibitions, Society of Graphic Fine Art, Mall Galleries, London
  • December 2010 – January 2011 Warwick Museum
  • 2012 Broadway Arts, Little Buckland Gallery, Broadway.
  • 2012 Atelier Ubede, Lüneburg, Germany.
  • 2013 “Pathways” Mitchell Gallery, Warwick.
  • 2015 “‘Scapes” Stafford Museum and Art Gallery.
  • 2015 The Great Dome Art Fair [Peak District Artisans] Buxton
  • 2016 “Lost and Found” Kulturbäckerei Lüneburg, Germany.
  • 2017 “Field and Footpath” St John Street Gallery Ashbourne
  • 2017 “Drawing Connections” Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery
  • 2019 “Circles” Buxton Museum
  • 2019 “Walking in Circles” Courtney Gallery Ashbourne
  • 2020  The Castlegate Prize, Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth, Cumbria
  • 2021 “Sandscapes” Coach House Gallery Guernsey.
  • 2021 – 2023 Group/themed exhibitions at the Courtney Gallery, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
  • 2023 “Power” exhibition. D31 gallery Doncaster.
  • 2023 Gallery Holt, Norfolk: “Out of Town” SGFA exhibition

Residencies:

  • Nature in Art, Gloucester
  • Charlecote Park, Warwickshire
  • On-going work at the derelict Walton Mill Factory, Chesterfield [Robinson’s]
  • January – March 2023 Lüneburg, Germany.

Works have been accepted for open exhibitions at:

  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • “Not the Royal Academy”, Llewelyn Alexander gallery, London
  • The Royal Watercolour Society
  • Society of Graphic Fine Art. Awarded “Best in Show” 2017
  • Derby City Art Gallery
  • Buxton Museum and Art Gallery [2015 & 2016 medal winner; 2017 Derbyshire County Council Award for “Sunday” oil on canvas.]

Works may currently be seen at:

  • The Courtney Gallery, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
  • Abbey Chateau de Camon, France

Profile:

  • BA[Hons] Visual Art, and MA Painting from University of Wales
  • Art Teachers’ Certificate, Goldsmiths’ College, London
  • A lengthy career in art education culminated in two demanding roles: head of a secondary school department that encompassed Fine Art, History of Art and Design and Technology and participation as a team member with the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate. This never prevented continuity with personal artistic developments –  in fact there was a mutual benefit.
  • 2012 election to the National Society of Graphic Fine Art [The Drawing Society]