Susan Bates

I studied art at school up to A level but was persuaded that I needed to earn money so went to university to study something quite different and subsequently followed a career in market research which together with raising a family left little time to indulge my first love art.

Since retirement a few years ago and moving to Wiltshire I have been able to spend time painting mainly in pastels. I am captivated by the landscape particularly the play of light and shade and also love life drawing using pastels or charcoal.  

I have sold paintings at local exhibitions and I am a member of Ramsbury Art Group, Aldbourne Artists, SAA North Wiltshire Group and the Downs Art Group based in Leckhampstead