For the series of new work presented at Le Salon Vert in Spring 2018, Sue Williams A'Court alludes to the landscapes of mythical Arcadia as it was represented in classical paintings. Through painting, collage, and drawing on different surfaces, she creates compositions and atmospheres which seem to grow out of our own imagination, evoking a state of mind rather than a specific geography. She invites us to dive deep into her work, eliciting a contemplative reverie that removes the distance between object and viewer.
“In response to contemporary anxieties, I thought of what an alternative reality would be - offering a visual trigger for an experience - a solace or antidote.”
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
“Little Gidding” by T.S. Eliot.
Sue Williams A’Court was born in 1964 in Lincolnshire, Great Britian. She began her career as an illustrator, and her work was already internationally acclaimed at that time. Following this she developed her painting, eventually turning to this medium full time for the last few years. She is inspired by a large collection of art books and magazine clippings that she has amassed over the years, and that she keeps at hand in her London studio.
She regularly exhibits in London and throughout the world; her paintings are now included in several private and public English and European collections. Among other distinctions, she was selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, the Royal Academy Summer exhibition and the National Art Open Competition.