SUE BROWN Artist
Sue Brown has been an artist/printmaker for nearly 20 years. She lives and works in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and drives a 2CV.
Her specialism is Collagraph printmaking. Collagraph is an intaglio printmaking process which involves making a collage combining DIY filler, carborundum and found textures. The technique produces prints with deeply textural surfaces.
She learnt to do etching in the early 80's when she studied for a fine art degree at Bristol Polytechnic. It was when she returned to teaching adults art in a college of Further education after having 3 children that she discovered collagraph. Sue was checking out art departments after a career break of 10 years and discovered collagraphs being made at the local Stiener school, she introduced the technique to her adult learners and has been a technique magpie ever since. Sue Brown continually adds new processes, materials and ideas to this flexible way of printmaking. In 2012 she graduated with a Multi Disciplinary Printmaking MA from the University of the West Of England (Bristol Poly with another name).
Professionally she has been printmaking for nearly 20 years, but has been working on and off since art college in 1979.
She says "I like the advice novelist Neil Gaiman gives to creatives: There are 3 things that make a good artist, being on time, making good work and being nice...but you do not have to be all 3 at the same time. If you are late, but are nice and make good work you will be forgiven. If you are on time and make good work you will be forgiven for being a bit hard to deal with. If you are on time and nice to deal with they will still like your work even if it is not so good.
I maintain however, above all, do good work, keep doing good work, you get no where without the work!!"