About Susie Joyce

1943   Born in Oxford, England.
1959-1964   Ealing School of Art specialising in textile design and printmaking.
1973-1979   Hammersmith School of Art for Sculpture.
1980-1982   West London University for Pottery and ceramics.
1993-1998   New Richmond School of Art for painting.
1994     Member of West London Artists, as a painter, with David Wiseman.
1997  Moved to central London, Hampstead then Clerkenwell in 2000.
2002-2008   The Princes Drawing Studio for Etching and life drawing.
2003-2013    Space Studio, The Triangle London Fields, Hackney.
2008-2010    Kensington and Chelsea Collage, gaining 2 sculpture diplomas.
2009-2011    Ramsgate, Kent Bronze casting, making 5 pieces in bronze.
2010-2012    Moved to Suffolk. Designed and project managed refurbishment of 500 year old barn into a home and adjacent building into a large studio.
2015    Elected to NAPA, the National Acrylic Painters’ Association.

Life experience

Textile designer
Teaching textile design at The American College, Richmond
Teaching textile design Hounslow Borough College
Teaching private art classes
Interior designer and Project manager

Art Education

1959-1964   Ealing School of Art BA in Textile Design and printmaking

1973-1979   Studied sculpture part time at Hammersmith School of Art

1980-1983   Studied pottery and ceramics at West London University

1993-1997   Studied painting at The New Richmond School of Art with David Wiseman

1994-   Studying with David Wiseman for painting in acrylic

1994-   Jeremy Gale for the Cecil Collins approach to life drawing

2001-2007   The Prince’s Trust in Shoreditch for life drawing and etching

2007-2009   Diplomas in sculpture at Kensington and Chelsea College

2009   Meltdowns Bronze casting courses

Group Exhibitions

1993-7  Student shows:   New Richmond School of Art

1996    Whitley’s Gallery, Queensway:   New Richmond School of Art Group

1997    Summer Show: The Gallery, Stoke Newington London

1999    Susie Joyce and Anna de Polnay: The Edith Grove Gallery, Chelsea,

1999    ‘Transformations’ West London Artists:   Small Gallery, Gunnersbury Park

2000    West London Artists group show:   Sackville Gallery, Piccadilly

2001   ‘Unique Visions’, West London Artists:   Riverhouse Gallery, Walton

2002   ‘Viewpoints’, West London Artists:   Jersey Gallery, Osterley House, Isleworth

2003   ‘Also’ Summer Exhibition:   Mexico Gallery, Hampstead

2003    Open Studio:   Solo show, Central London

2003    Exhibition of Etchings:   St Patrick’s Church, Soho

2003    West London Artists:   Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park

2004    ‘Celebrations’ West London Artists:   Chelsea Town Hall Gallery

2004    ‘At Home’:   Solo Show central London

2005    West London Artists:   Jersey Gallery, Osterley House, Isleworth

2005    Open Studio:   Space studios The Triangle, Off Mare Street, Hackney

2006    West London Artists:   Jersey Gallery, Osterley House, Isleworth

2007   ‘At Home’:   Solo show, Central London

2007    Open Studio Space Studios:   The Triangle, Off Mare Street, Hackney

2008    ‘Work in Progress’ group show:   Hortensia Gallery, KCC Chelsea

2008    ’Made by Hand’ group show:   Hortensia Gallery, KCC Chelsea

2008    West London Artists:   Jersey Gallery, Osterley House, Isleworth

2008    TFL poster of Vase of Flowers:   Earls Court, London

2008    Chelsea Art Society Exhibition:   Chelsea Town Hall, London

2009    Be Safe-Be Seen Sculpture group show:   Hortensia Gallery, KCC Chelsea

2009    Sculpture group show:   Hortensia Gallery, KCC Chelsea

2009    ‘Mishaps, Mayhem and Mastery’ Bronze Sculptures:   Canterbury

2010   Chelsea Art Society Exhibition:   Chelsea Town Hall, London

2010    ‘Small Works’ West London Artists:   POSK Gallery, Hammersmith. London

2011   Chelsea Art Society Exhibition:   Chelsea Town Hall, London

2013   ‘Small is Beautiful’ West London Artists:   Bowman Gallery, Richmond, Surrey

2015   ‘Small works’:   Water Street Gallery, Todmorden, Yorkshire

2016   Suffolk Open Studios:   Stradbroke, Suffolk

2016   Summer Exhibition NAPA:   Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester.

2016   Solo show of 30 works:   Old Kings Head, Brockdish, Norfolk

2017   Solo show of sculpture:   Caroline Wiseman Modern & Contemporary The Lookout, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

2017 Suffolk Open studios:   Stradbroke, Suffolk

2017 Summer Exhibition, NAPA:   Group exhibition,  St Ives, Cornwall

Statement

“My work is about my passion for colours and how they relate to each other, how they help to create form and space.  For me colour expresses how I feel about life and light.  The forms and shapes create energy that play together to make a joyful whole.

This energy and movement dance around my work, whether a painting in acrylic or watercolour, printmaking or sculpture, magically incorporating the values and vibrancy to create the harmonious relationships in the finished work. “