With a deft hand and an appreciation of the language of colour the artist paints scenes of Suffolk life that are equally beautiful and unsettling. Sue Blandford is one of most endearing and popular artist and has found a place in the collections of many patrons through the London Art website. Whether she is painting the simple graphics and inverted proportions of her bee house series or the glow of meaningful objects against tastefully muted backgrounds, she captures the essence of the world around her in a creative and imaginative way. Through remarkable variety and accomplished technicality she has gained a strong reputation throughout the artistic community and built a commendable portfolio.
Blandford’s art is built upon the notion of complex relationships. The intrigue in these paintings is created through the juxtaposition of objects and the paradoxes they invoke. Surreal images are created in deep blues and provide canvasses that suggest more than they reveal. Each object is imbibed with a deeper meaning which creates conflict and interest in the work. Canvasses are split with striking blocks of colour. The eerie nothingness of light on glass is shown as being ghostly translucent, creating wonderful, illusionary horizons. She uses both crisp, focused lines and thickly applied boarders in the expressionist style to great effect, varying her technique to achieve her desired style.
The artist beautifully captures the creepy depths of still, black water and the play of weak light on wintry objects. In her portraits she shows the miracle of creation or the undeniable oddness of the human form. Rooms are painted as cages containing dreams and conversations; shadows heighten the appearance of light. Buildings and forms sit in tranquillity, reflecting against the darkness as water shimmers and shows the world back to itself. In these poetic, rhythmic paintings the artist captures the low white sun of winter or the glistening detail of furniture in the desert with skill and emotion and we are proud to announce her as our artist of the week.