An Exhibition by Susan Hughes
Susan Hughes presents a series of atmospheric paintings of breeding seabirds including Arctic terns, little terns and fulmars. She paints in response to observations made during artist residencies on Rathlin Island, Inishlacken (Connemara) and Hrisey Island (Iceland). Hughes is greatly influenced by the birdwatching practice of her own father.
‘Hughes has an ability to evoke lyrical intonation in tonality of blues with a light touch that allows each hue to descend on the image as light as a breath, while the similarity of likeness holds the two perceptions together, like a musical chord.’
– Slavka Sverakova (2019)
02 June – 30 June | Vertical Gallery | Free
About Susan Hughes
Susan Hughes, from Belfast, graduated with a distinction in her MFA in 2021 from the University of Ulster receiving the Centre for Contemporary Art (Derry) and Platform Arts (Belfast) graduate awards. She is a current participant of the Freelands Foundation Artists’ Programme and is a studio holder at Orchid Studios, Belfast. She has completed many artist residencies in Ireland and Scandinavia where she has used her fiddle playing as a bartering tool to gain access to local stories.