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 Sue Harding 

Born in Dartford in Kent Sue has been painting for many years. She initially trained at the Italia Conti Stage School as an actor and dancer, but her artistic expression was more suited to drawing and painting, and having moved to Sussex in 2000 she went to college, where she studied Fine Art and graduated with a BA(Hons) degree in 2003.

She likes to paint the everyday; people enjoying a day out at the seaside or out shopping, it’s the ordinary and commonplace that she finds endlessly fascinating.

She paints what is around her, so for many years her paintings were of the Westcountry (see gallery), where she lived with her husband and three cats, both in Tavistock and Plymouth. She was privileged to meet and sell a number of her original paintings to the late actor Edward Woodward and his wife Michelle Dotrice, who lived in the Westcountry at the time and loved her quirky take on the local area. Sue and her husband moved to Hayle in Cornwall to a house overlooking St. Ives Bay. This beautiful part of the country has proved very inspiring for Sue and many new works have been created - see Cornwall gallery.


She also enjoys painting animals, especially family pets, as well as experimenting with different techniques to incorporate photography and mixed media into her work and book illustration.


Sue has had numerous exhibitions over the years, both in Plymouth and Worthing, and since living in Sussex her work has been featured in the Worthing Sentinel and Essentially Worthing publications on several occasions. Prints of her work have been sold through local Tourist Information Centres, cafés and galleries and are bought by holidaymakers and locals alike and also sent to many destinations across the world to ex-pats, to remind them of the UK. Her rainy day images seem to sum up home for them, for some unknown reason!