© Susan Poole
Susan’s drawings and watercolours have been shown in national and international group exhibitions since the 1980s. These include the RA Summer Exhibition, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, the Society of Graphic Fine Art and the Pastel Society, who have exhibited her still life studies. Her human portraits have been shown with the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers, where she twice won awards. And her animal drawings have appeared with the Society of Wildlife Artists, the UK Coloured Pencil Society, the Society of Animal Artists, where she was an award winner and the Society of Equestrian Artists. She has won Best in Show at the annual Open exhibition of the Society of Graphic Fine Art and reserve Best in show at the international Pencil Art Society. One of her drawings has also been finalist in the Wildlife Artist of the Year competition.
Susan has a mixed art and academic background, after a degree in Philosophy from London University she took an MA in Fine Art from Surrey Institute of Art and Design. She then undertook research into the art of ancient and prehistoric Greece, gaining an MA (Distinct) and PhD from University College London and in 2020 published her book analysing the human image in prehistoric Aegean art.
As well as being a life member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society, she is Vice President of the Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA).
Born and raised in London, she is now based in Devon. In recent years animals have been her main subjects, but she is currently making a series of still-life studies inspired by her time as a research archaeologist. She works in graphite and coloured pencil and egg tempera.
Susan has been published in the Artist and Leisure Painter and her art work is held in collections in the UK and abroad.
Signature Status 2013, Silver 2018