Sue Andrew has been a professional fine artist and print-maker for a number of years. She has also worked as a teacher and lecturer in various institutions. She works in a variety of media, including gouache, oil, pen and ink, pencil, coloured pencil, etching and lino cuts.
She has long been fascinated by exotic and tropical flora and fauna. Her interest began with studies conducted in hot-houses in the UK but was further stimulated by a visit to Paraguay, where she found the vibrancy of shape and colour particularly exciting. In her extensive Paraguayan Dream series of paintings, studies and drawings, she has sought not to represent scenes literally but rather to conjure the feeling and spirit of Paraguay as it feels to her. Plant Forms is not part of the Paraguayan Dream series but continues to reflect Sue’s fascination with the tropics, depicting as it does a form of giant rhubarb that originated in South America.
She has exhibited widely, at galleries that have included The Royal Academy of Arts, the Painters Hall, the Mall Galleries, the Bankside Gallery, the Barbican Centre, the Menier Gallery, the R. K. Burt Gallery and the Cork Street Gallery, all in London; the City Gallery, Manchester; the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; the RBSA Gallery, Birmingham; the Grosvenor Museum, Chester; the Cumberland Pencil Museum, Keswick; the World of Glass, St Helens; the Patchings Centre, Nottingham; and a number of other commercial Galleries. She has also had a one-woman show at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.