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.

I love Community events! Celebrating 22 years, the Balmain Art Show
has grown to be one of the Inner West’s most popular art & craft fair on
the Balmain Peninsula. I’m so happy to be part of this show.

Last year I showed a series of Peninsula Rooftops which I’m proud to say,
were a great success!  So here we go again… Peninsula Rooftops II.
These are small oil paintings, 33 x 33 cm, of familiar local facades,
rooftops and open skies. And the odd telegraph/power pole.
On Saturday and Sunday entry is free, so drop by – there’s art, craft, markets
entertainment, face painting & amusements for kids too!

Balmain Art & Craft Show  –  November 3—5  Sat 9-4pm & Sun 9-11am
2 Eaton Street Balmain 2041

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)

Empire Hall 33 x 33cm, oil, 2017. Private Commission.
The Lahood “Amusement Parlour & Snooker Room” was in operation
and run by the same family for almost 100 years. It closed in 1999.
If not for the modern cars in the street below, you would be taken back
to the early 20th century in suburban Sydney. Many of the surrounding
buildings pre-date World War One and the facades are still relatively
untouched, and intact, if you look up.
Joseph and Rosa Lahood moved from rural Penrith in 1916 and opened
a drapery store in Campsie. Their son, Vincent, purchased billiard rooms
and a picture theatre in Beamish Street around 1924.
The theatre, which had vaudeville performances as well as film screenings
was named the Prince’s Theatre to honour the visit in of the Prince of Wales
to Sydney, but was commonly known as the Princess Theatre.

The billiard rooms moved across the street in 1924 and was described as being the longest running business
in Campsie by the areas Bi-centennial history in 1988. The Lahood sign (embedded in the tuck-pointed brickwork)
still appears proudly above the shop awnings today.

After much success with Peninsula Rooftops at the Balmain Art Show in November, I continue to paint
the tops of old architectural facades. I love looking up at these old buildings, always there but rarely noticed,
and mostly untouched by renovation. Powerpoles, facades and the afternoon sunlight play against the sky…
my favourite current subject! And I’m thrilled to know other people like them too. Thank you so much.
These two (and a few others) recently sold at The Moree Gallery.
There are a few left, and there’s more to come…

 

I’m having a few paintings on show in July at The Milk Factory Gallery in Bowral.
Like this one, they are of the coast, warm and sunny – and perfect to warm you up on a chilly winters’ day.
And better still, everything is seriously on SALE!
This is an annual event – a big salon style exhibition with all work heavily discounted.

The Southern Highlands is perfect for a winter getaway, open fires, brisk air, and great art.

June 24-July 31
The Milk Factory Gallery
33 Station Street Bowral