Suzy King is inspired by the sea and industrial waterfront, a decayed crumbling structure, a close up of a power pole with its tangle of complex wires, or an interesting old architectural detail – and its interaction with light.
Using photographs taken at various times of day, in different light conditions, Suzy draws on her design background to compose and manipulate the images. Using these as reference she creates representational oil paintings but with a contemporary edge. Her work is not about history or preservation – her images are contemporary scenes recently observed – to highlight overlooked or unnoticed details of our present landscape.
Suzy studied under well-known landscape artist Clem Millward and his knowledge and guidance still inspires her. She has been painting full time since 2009 and has held several successful solo shows and regularly participates in group exhibitions on the east coast of Australia.
Much of her work is currently by commission and is held by corporate and private collectors in Australia, Canada, USA, the UK and Europe. Suzy lives and works in Sydney with her partner and an unsociable cat.
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Awards & Achievements
2022 Finalist (Highly Commended) Paddington Art Prize, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2022 (solo) Just look Up! New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale
2021 Finalist (Highly Commended) ASMA Silver Anniversary Exhibition
2021 Finalist First International Marine Art Exhibition, (USA hosted)
2020 Finalist (Highly Commended) MTSV Maritime Art Award, Melbourne
2019 Finalist MTSV Maritime Art Award, Melbourne
2018 Finalist MTSV Maritime Art Award, Melbourne
2016 (solo) White Bay Power Station & Waterfront Paintings, Gallery 503, Sydney
2013 Finalist Lethbridge 1000 Small-Scale Art Award, Brisbane
2012 Finalist MTSV Maritime Art Award, Melbourne (purchased ANL Corporate Collection)
2011 Finalist Prometheus Visual Art Award, Brisbane
2010 Finalist Publishers’ Cup Cricket International Art Prize, Sydney