Susan Pollard Gillespie
With the sunlight bathing the swan and causing striking reflections in the water the swan made an enticing subject, especially the graceful shape of the swan’s neck. To Susan the swan’s attitude created a demure and appealing presence with feathers of complementary colours adding vibrancy.
Susan Pollard Gillespie has been drawing and painting since childhood. She received an honours degree in art and worked for twenty years as a graphic designer and illustrator before becoming a full-time painter. Susan works mostly in oil for its richness of colour and variation in texture. With considered observation she paints subjects she finds beautiful using drawing, light, colour and brushwork, painting from life whenever possible. Animals are amongst her favourite subjects.