About


I am a full time professional artist based in North West England. I exhibit and sell work throughout the UK and internationally. I originally studied building construction and then worked as an Architectural Technician for twelve years before returning to college to study art graduating in 2002.

My long standing interest in landscape and architecture has always inspired my drawing and painting. Vernacular buildings, both rural and urban, domestic and functional, have found a place in my paintings for some time, no doubt also informed by time as an architectural technician. I am particular drawn to the triangular form of the gable ends of buildings, whether they be simple sheds, northern terraces, suburban 1960’s bungalows, barns or industrial warehouses. The move from painting to 3D forms was an instinctive urge, a desire for a more physical, tactile exploration. That exploration encompasses both the formal aspects of architectural, geometric shapes and what they mean in the sense of home, shelter, work and human endeavour and it’s impact on our external and internal landscapes. I think there is also an element of play involved in creating imaginary worlds, remembering the painted wood toy building blocks of childhood.

The sculptural pieces were developed from painting series such as Safekeeping, Balancing act. For more images please go to my website:

www.susanlaughton.com.