Susan Isaac is a Cardiff born artist, now based in Nottinghamshire. Originally training in fine art she chose to develop her interest in the history of art and design and worked for several years as an illustrator of the archaeology of industry before returning in the late 1990s to concentrate on painting and sculpture. Her fine art work endeavours to capture the spirit of things or places she has known, seeking to illuminate some aspect of the world that has captured her imagination - to evoke feeling.
Susan's paintings reflect a background and continuing interest in sculpture. Many of her works are effectively 'sculpted paintings', where she builds up a strong relief element using materials that give a sense of immediacy to the images. She also often takes these images beyond the canvas boundary, enjoying a freedom that emulates the realm of a 3-dimensional object.
In her occasional sculptural work Susan uses clay to express ideas in a very immediate, almost primal form. The plastic nature of the clay, its tactility and its directness allows her to work very quickly in drawing out these ideas. She uses relatively simple finishes, particularly oxides rubbed and drawn into the surface to enhance texture and detailing - these emphasise the intention behind each piece.
Her works are available as commissions and through gallery sales, at prices ranging from £30 to £2,000.
Landscape or Woodland Scene, Townscape or Streetscene