Winter at White Sands - Sue  Howells


Sue Howells b.1948

Sue was born in 1948 and is a self taught artist. Her inspiration comes from the landscapes of Pembrokshire and Brecon.

She says of her work:

I don't usually plan my paintings in advance. Starting with a loose wash I let one brush stroke lead to another, always looking for the perfect composition , cropping along the way to get the right balance. The enjoyment of using pure watercolour is important to me, exploiting the effect of this elusive medium, letting the beauty of the paper shine through.I  like to keep the plains free and simple,working with a full brush of paint, economising on detail , knowing that one bad stroke and all is lost, as pure watercolour cannot be repaired or re painted. I try to avoid opaque paint only using when necessary. At heart I am a traditionalist letting the medium speak for itself. If one starts to tidy up, spontaneity is lost. 

Associate of the Royal Watercolour Society. Sue has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Shows and with the Society of Women Artists at the Mall Gallery London.