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The Balmain Peninsula, a collection of local scenes featuring water around the peninsula.
The client was after iconic scenes of the area they knew as children.
My usual thing is looking up, but looking out and beyond makes a nice change!
One of these paintings is inspiration for a much larger work…so stay tuned…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This pair of Very Small Paintings were commissioned for people who have moved house.
My Very Small Paintings are very affordable and are a great way to keep memories, to give as gifts
or just as visual snippets of local themes. Also they can be hung side by side or one above the other.
Or not together. Anywhere. Email or call me to enquire.
I don’t take a deposit for the very small commissions but I do charge a little more than usual
as they are often more complex than my normal Very Small Paintings.
But then… if you don’t like the work you don’t have to pay for it!

 

 

I’m so excited that this collection of my facade paintings are now hung at the Sackville Hotel in Rozelle!
They look amazing on a deep charcoal wall in the front bar. All the paintings are of various locations
on the Balmain Peninsula, some obvious, some not so (I love to keep people guessing).
Thank you Sackville for the purchase and hanging them so beautifully in their new home!

As part of Art Month Sydney, over 100 inner west art studios and galleries open their doors
during this annual Art Trail. It’s a rare opportunity for the public to see inside working studios
and chat with the artists direct, and perhaps even purchase an affordable work of art.
The Art Trail stretches over 2 weekends in March. Included are many tours, workshops,
artists talks, and exhibition openings and most events are free. More info @innerwest_council

This work, Balmain to Barangaroo is from my Very Small Paintings series and sold during
the trail, along with quite a few others. Thank you all who dropped by my studio on Saturday,
your purchases and lovely compliments!

This year, my studio was only open for one day, so on Sunday I became “a tourist” and visited
a few studios myself. Something I actually never get to do! I love this community event as artists
meet and get feedback from the public, but also engage with other artists from all disciplines as well.
Looking forward to next year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stepping Stone House Regatta is an annual fundraising event hosted by the Royal Sydney
Yacht Squadron, Kirribilli.  
It’s a fun day for sailors with a competitive race followed by an evening
at the club to swapstories and enjoy a casual dinner and prize giving.

Stepping Stone House has been helping young people at risk, through no fault of their
own, to rebuild their lives, for over 29 years and RSYS has been a proud supporter since 2000.

My painting, On the Breeze, was inspired by images of various twilight regattas held by the RSYS.
It was auctioned at the post-regatta dinner this evening, and I’m very thrilled to say the result
was exceptional! Well done to all concerned, for a truly great outcome for this awesome cause.

Welcome 2018! I don’t like to speak too soon but this is shaping up to be a very good year.
This commission of local peninsula details has just been delivered, and another series
is under way (of iconic local views). Rooftops and power poles are in high demand as well
so there will be more of those coming very soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As 2017 comes to an end, I want to thank you all for collecting my work and supporting me during this past year.
Your kind words and encouragement are much appreciated and it’s been a fantastic year, thanks to you!

The painting here, Terraces & Towers, was the very last of my Very Small Paintings completed in 2017 (now sold).
I’ll be working on new ones near the end of January after a short break.  And in 2018…  a couple of private commissions
under way and to be completed early in the year.
And after that… come back, visit this site and instagram @suzykingartist to find out!

 

 

I often get asked to do commissions for Very Small Paintings.
Sometimes for the people who want a record or memory of their own house
or street – sometimes as a gift for someone else. Either way, I’m happy
to do that (it’s so nice to be the artist selected!). Often however, these can
be a little complicated for various reasons, so my fee is a little higher
than my Very Small Painting prices. Not much, just a little.
Of course I’m happy to paint large commissions as well.
Email me to discuss your commission.

Abandoned since 1983, White Bay Power Station stands silent in decay,
wearing rusting corrugated iron and red brick, broken windows
(now boarded) and tufts of grass, while it waits, and waits, and waits
to seewhat the future will bring. I have been painting this crumbling
structure for about eight years – I will miss it when it’s been cleaned
up and/or developed. Hopefully it will be sympathetic (like the Substation
in Melbourne or some of the ex power stations in the UK).
For now, I will keep painting what’s left of this awesome structure.
These small, beautifully framed gouache (opaque watercolour) paintings
of White Bay are now available at Gallery 503.

Gallery 503
503 Balmain Road Lilyfield 2040 (at the Cecily Street bus stop & traffic lights)

That Framing Place was established by local photographer
Lynn Pearce in 1987. Lynn had a vision for That Framing Place
to deliver a bespoke framing service using onlythe finest materials
and quality craftsmanship. Now thirty years on, Lynn has built a well-loved,
local business with a loyal following.
To celebrate 30 years on the peninsula, Lynn has invited an A-List
of local artists and creators to pay homage to the communities of Balmain
and Rozelle that have always supported her. I’m very happy to have been
invited to be a part of this special exhibition. This painting is a detail of one of six rooftop paintings I have included in the show.
Exhibition dates: September 30 – October 26.
Join us  – to celebrate – from 5pm 30 September @gallery503
503 Balmain Road Lilyfield (Opposite Callan Park)