Into the Woods, exhibition at the Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek
My exhibition with Chris Farrow wood turner, Into the Woods is on at the lovely Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek from 18th Feb to 1st April. I'll be there to meet you on Saturday 4th March 12.00 noon to 2.30 pm.
Read about it here: The Gallery at Foxlowe
Sue Prince Winter News 2016
Photo Book - Now on Sale in the Shop
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Peak District Artisans' video (featuring Sue Prince)
Derbyshire Passion at Derby Cathedral 2016
Click here for the story of the Derbyshire Passion; 12th March to 31st March 2016 Sue Prince takes part in an exhibition at Derby Cathedral where 15 artists each paint one of the Stations of the Cross.
Derbyshire Life Article about Sue Prince
Click here to read: Derbyshire Life Article about Sue Prince
I am passionate about the landscape, the environment and rural way of life and I tell stories about these in my paintings. I am excited by the links between people and their environment, whether it's rural or urban and re-making connections with the planet through pictures and storytelling. I also tell stories of modern society through folk art, currently I am inspired by protests. I am a rural artist, working at Beechenhill Farm, my family's organic dairy farm, in the Peak District.
I paint British Folk Art. I was initially inspired by 'bonader' (decorative wall hangings in Swedish) Swedish style folk art with homemade egg tempera on linen or canvas. This style of painting died out in the 1800s and I am instrumental in its revival in Sweden, where I run classes every summer. For over twenty years I have been an illustrator of books and a mural painter. I make Birds-eye-view Maps. In the past for many years I was a mural painter also making stained glass and tapestry. I also produce award winning website illustrations and designs. I have run community art classes and have strong skills as a communicator, facilitator and teacher.
- Painting selected for the Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 Exhibition at the London Transport Museum.
- Winner of Grand Prix and Purchase Award 16th Biennial Naive and Marginal Art, Serbia Nov 2013
- Solo exhibition Winner Best Visual Arts Event Buxton Festival Fringe 2013
- Nominated Best Artist Buxton Festival Fringe 2013
- Solo exhibition Buxton Museum and Art Gallery July to Sept 2013
- Two paintings accepted in 2011 Derbyshire Open Arts, one commended
- Painting reviewed in Raw Vision Autumn 2009
- 2010 finalist in the 2010 First Women Awards for Tourism and Leisure
- National winner Silver Award for Best Tourism Website 2005, Gold Award for Best Tourism Website East Midland
- Awarded an OBE June 2004 'for services to tourism and farming in the East and West Midlands'.
- Winner of Arts Organiser of the Year, Staffordshire Moorlands 2004
- Winner of CPRE Regional Design Award for website and farm and countryside interpretation 2002/3
- National winner of 'Safeway Excellence in England Gold Award for Best Tourism Website 2003', beating the Tate, Leeds Castle and Visit Liverpool for www.beechenhill.co.uk
- Winner of Peak Achievements Business Category 2002 for interpretive website, book and directory
- Winner of Staffordshire Rural Business Woman of the Year 1998/9
SOME EXHIBITIONS, COMMISSIONS AND WORKSHOPS
||Participated in the 47thgathering of international naive artists -The Year of Women, at the Galerija likovnih Samorastnikov (The Gallery of Naive Artists) in Trebnje, Slovenia
Solo Exhibition at The Museum of Cannock Chase, March - April 2014
|2014||Painting 'Jubilee River Pageant' accepted as one of 50 in the Serco Prize for Illustration Exhibition at the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden. Image consequently used by Transport for London.
Winner of Grand Prix and Purchase Award, 16th Biennial Naive and Marginal Art, Serbia Nov 2013. Four works accepted.
|2013||Exhibited three pieces in the Enjoy Staffordshire Art Group Show Cannock Museum and Art Gallery|
|2013||Solo exhibition Buxton Museum and Gallery, July to September.|
|2013||Participated in the 46thgathering of international naive artists at the Galerija likovnih Samorastnikov (The Gallery of Naive Artists) in Trebnje, Slovenia|
|2013||Solo exhibition Buxton Museum and Gallery, July to September. Nominated Best Artist and Best Visual Arts Event in Buxton Festival Fringe Awards, won Best Visual Arts Event|
|2012||Two open studios weekend s at Beechenhill Farm, Ilam also in 2011|
|2011||Exhibition at Gallery at 12, Eccleshall, Stafford|
|2011||Two paintings accepted in Derbyshire Open Arts, one commended|
|2011||Painting accepted in Stockport Open Arts|
|2010||Solo exhibition at The Museum of Cannock Chase, July to September|
|2010||Paintings exhibited at the regional museum; Lansmuseet Halmstad, Sweden|
|2009||Participated in the 42ndgathering of international naive artists at the Galerija likovnih Samorastnikov (The Gallery of Naive Artists) in Trebnje, Slovenia|
|2009||Painting accepted for the permanent collection of Galerija likovnih Samorastnikov in Slovenia|
|2006||Four paintings accepted for the permanent collection of the Bonadsmuseet in Unnaryd, Sweden|
|2005||Exhibited at the Art from Organic Farms Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London|
|2004||Exhibited at the Art from Organic Farms Exhibition at University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, some sales|
|2010 - 2012||Commissioned pictorial town maps of Ashbourne, Elton, Church Broughton, Tutbury|
|2010||Commissioned various Bonad paintings|
|1999||Commissioned stained glass window for Tinsel Park School, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire|
|1998||Commissioned stained glass window for Ilam Primary School, Staffordshire|
|1997||Commissioned mural ceilings at YHA visitor centre, Litton Mill, Derbyshire|
|1996||Commissioned painting by the National Farmers' Union for their Regional Office in Telford|
|1996||Commissioned stained glass window for The Methodist Chapel in Church Broughton, Derbyshire|
|1996||Commissioned stained glass window for the Methodist Church in Eccleshall, Staffordshire|
|1993||Commissioned mural in dairy of new farm in Lincolnshire|
|1992-5||Commissioned murals in various private houses in Staffordshire and Derbyshire|
|1989||Commissioned murals at Stafford General Hospital|
|1986||Commissioned murals at the County Show Ground, Staffordshire|
|1986||Commissioned series of 5 'birds eye view' maps of Peak District towns|
|1985||Commissioned mural at the School Visits Centre, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire|
|1984-5||Commissioned murals at shops and cafes in Stafford and Staffordshire|
|1984||Commissioned mural at the Brewood Farm Centre, Staffordshire|
|2005-13||Workshops in Sweden teaching Bonad painting|
|2008-9||Seven month community workshop to produce 18m long Bonad of the history of Ilam village|
|2004||Workshop to design and execute well dressing designs for school playground, Youlgrave Primary School|
|1999||Workshop to design stained glass window with the children at Tinsel Park School, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire|
|1998||Workshop to design stained glass window with the children of Ilam Primary School, Staffordshire|
|1990||Workshop at a Primary School in Ripley, Derbyshire, themed around book week|
|1988||Artist in residence, Brookside Primary School, Bicester, Oxfordshire, forest and nature theme.|
|1986||Summer school at High Peak College, decorative painting for adults|
|1985||Workshop at the Fitzherbert School Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire, Jungle creatures theme|
|2010 - 2011||
STAFFORDSHIRE DESTINATION MANAGMENT PARTNERSHIP & PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK
Designer: Engaged to design website for renewed Peak District and Staffordshire Environmental Quality Marks.
|2007 to 2011||
BELMONT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS, Oxfordshire
Artist and Consultant: Retained to deliver marketing, research, design, both print and web and rural ecotourism concepts to substantial ecotourism investments in Europe.
|2006 to 2009||
FUNDATIA ADEPT, Transylvania, Romania
Artist andConsultant: Producing website, maps, designs and drawings for project village and delivering tourism training workshops to help protect rural livelihoods and landscapes.
|2005 - 2008||
UNIVERSITY OF DERBY, Peak District National Park Authority's BESST Project, Derbyshire
Consultant: Collaborating on the development of international Eco-tourism project and website for BESST (Business and Environment linked through Small Scale Tourism).
|2005 to 2008||
UNIVERSITY OF DERBY, Food from the Peak District, Derbyshire
Consultant: Developed new Peak District Local Food initiative & E-commerce facility for Peak District Foods. Working with over 50 businesses.
|2001 to 2008||
UNIVERSITY OF DERBY, Peak District Foods for Tourism, Derbyshire
Project Manager and consultant: Retained to run pilot project, then follow-on project linking local foods and tourism businesses. Instrumental in development of distinctive new products. Produced new print, developed the website and started food group. Managing two project assistants.
|1990 to date||
BEECHENHILL ARTWORKS LTD, Staffordshire
Director and Artist: Running farm based studio, painting to commission, creating maps, illustrating books and websites, making stained glass and tapestries.
|1985 to date||
BEECHENHILL FARM, Staffordshire
Proprietor: Eco-tourism farm holiday business, Bed and Breakfast and Self-catering Cottages, specifically designed for disabled people.
LEARNING MATERIALS LTD, Wolverhampton
Illustrative Artist:Illustrator of books produced by company for children with learning difficulties.
PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK, Derbyshire
Artist and Co-author: Artist and co-author of 'Peak District Farming Choices', book outlining farming constraints for students.Designed some unique features, secured national sponsorship for some aspects.
BATSFORD PUBLISHERS, Birmingham
Illustrator:Illustrated a series of environmental books.
STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL, Staffordshire
Graphic artist: In Environmental Education Department producing environmentally themed cross-curriculum educational materials.
INSTEM LTD, Stone, Staffordshire
Draughtswoman: In computer company drawing office.