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Susan Hippe

I was born in South Africa and lived in a variety of countries - France, Canada, Germany, Denmark, USA and London which has become my base.
While working as a ballet dancer an injury gave me the opportunity to pursue a career in art.

The continuous exploration of drawing is extremely important to me, nothing can replace this wonderful feeling of a pastel or charcoal moving on a surface and leaving the traces of that movement. This moment of making movement visible takes my utmost concentration and energy, it is one of the most intense states of body - mind - soul that I know. I am also very passionate about colours, patterns, ornaments and materials, hence I often like to combine them with my drawings.

I studied fine art and visual communication for three years at Universities in France and finished my BA (Hons)in London, at Roehampton University in 1999.
Since graduating, I have been exhibiting and producing work on a regular basis, including one public and numerous private commissions.
I have had several solo shows in London and have exhibited extensively in group shows in London, New York, Paris, Edinburgh, Spain and the UK.
My artwork has been reviewed in magazines and features in the publication Imagemakers, ‘Cutting Edge Fashion Illustration’, by Martin Dawber, foreword Jaspar Conran, launched at the London Book Fair 2004 and The Liverpool Biennial 2004.

Forthcoming exhibitions
October 2008: The Barbican Library, The Barbican, London.
December 2007: The Angel Art Fair, London.
Permanent: Graham’s Fine Art Gallery, London.