About Susie Harding


I really wanted to go to art college when I left school back in the 1960’s, but my Father refused to let me go as he feared they were full of long-haired radical anarchists, which was probably true at the time.  Thirty years later I got my wish, and I have been trying to make up for lost time ever since.

My passion is the figure; human, animal or bird, with a particular attraction to bones. Drawing from life is my regular practice and drawing is my usual starting point for everything I do.  I use a variety of mediums including pencil, charcoal, water-based pigments, inks, pastel and oils depending on the piece I’m doing and I love doing battle with the surface I’ve created and the alchemy of moving the mediums around so the work finally comes alive and becomes a finished painting.