I'll post updates about what I'm up to below and on social media, but please do get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about my work.
Print some linocut cards at the Woodland Centre!
Very pleased to be part of Saltburn Friends of the Valley programme of workshops this year!
On Sunday 19th April 2020 I will be running a full day linocut workshop at the Woodland Centre in Saltburn where you'll get the chance to produce greeting cards using linocut and 'chine-colle', a special technique in primtaking whereby fine, delicate papers are bonded onto a more sturdy paper during the printing process.
Details of how to book will be posted on the Saltburn Friends of the Valley events page as soon as they're available.
'A First Glimpse' exhibition at the Inspired By Gallery
Absolutely delighted to be part of 'A First Glimpse' exhibition at the Inspired By Gallery at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby from 15th Feb until 23rd March 2020.
If you get a chance, pop along - in their opening exhibition, the Inspired By Gallery team will be putting on a wide-ranging show presenting a piece of work from each of the artists, artisans, photographers and printmakers who will feature in the gallerys exhibition programme this year. There will be work by Gillies Jones, Amanda Cobbett, Len Tabner and Ian McCulley (as well as me!).
On Saturday 15th February 2020 I'm running a day long workshop introducing linocut printing using the reduction method - i.e. using just one block and a process of overprinting to produce a complete range of tones and colours.
Delighted to be one of three local artists chosen to decorate a snowman as part of Middlesbrough’s Walking with the Snowman trail!
In a tribute to Raymond Briggs' magical classic The Snowman™, Middlesbrough Council's public art trail is presented by Wild in Art in association with Penguin Random House UK. Walking with the Snowman features 12 giant snowmen sculptures decorated by professional artists and themed around ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. They will be placed around Middlesbrough town centre from Saturday 2nd November 2019 until Saturday 4th January 2020 and a map will be available showing the exact location of each of the snowmen. I have no idea where mine (Eleven Pipers Piping) is going to end up yet, but looking forward to seeing them all in situ!
On Saturday 14th September 2019 I'm running a day long workshop introducing linocut printing using the reduction method - i.e. using just one block and a process of overprinting to produce a complete range of tones and colours.
On Saturday 17th August 2019 I'm running a day long workshop introducing linocut printing using the reduction method - i.e. using just one block and a process of overprinting to produce a complete range of tones and colours.
Delighted to be part of the Network Artists North East Summer Exhibition at Palace Arts, 28-29 Esplanade, Redcar from 20th July - 16th August (preview event 2-4pm on 21st July).
If you get a chance, pop along - it's a month-long exhibition and includes artists - Keely Pearce, Joanne Rowland Art, Jenna Moore Art, Lorraine Udell Mosaics, Judy Appleby, Roger Dobson, Sheila Smith, Ray Stephenson Paintings, Carole Thirlaway - Thyme Cottage Artworks and Lynda Vusthoff (as well as me!).
At the end of May to say thanks for the support and to celebrate 1000 followers on @instagram I ran an @insta competition to give away a copy of my latest ‘Big Sky over Westerdale’ reduction linocut print. It’s a limited variable edition of 14 using #caligosafewashinks on Fabriano UNICO cream paper, image size 30x30cm.
The print was delivered to the happy winner just after the competition closed, and now I just need to reach 2000 followers so I can do another giveaway! If you didn't win, don't despair, you can buy the print directly from this site for £60 (+p&p)!
Delighted that my linocut print 'Sky Waves' is being used on the front cover of the 2019 Welcome to Saltburn brochure. Distributed widely accross the region, it's a free guide to eating, drinking, shopping and events in Saltburn.
'Sky Waves' is a reduction linocut print showing Huntcliff, the beach, pier and amusements in Saltburn. It's a limited variable edition of 8, image size 20cm x 42cm and is printed on Zerkall extra smooth paper using caligo safe wash ink. Available to purchase directly from this site for £60 (+p&p)!
On Saturday 11th May 2019 Saltburn is celebrating the Piers 150th birthday! There is a lot going on in the town to celebrate this anniversary including Saltburn Open Studios - many of the towns galleries, artists studios and homes will be opening their doors to showcase their artwork and let you see their creative spaces. I have a few of my framed prints in a pop up exhibition at Hey Ho Print Studios, 17 Pearl Street – pop along and take a look!
On Saturday 15th June 2019 I'm running a day long workshop introducing linocut printing using the reduction method - i.e. using just one block and a process of overprinting to produce a complete range of tones and colours.
At the end of March it will be one year since I started printmaking full time. I’m really enjoying this new way of life, though think I’m becoming a bit hermit-like as I’m often squirrelled away in my home studio either carving lino or covered in ink...
Some printy highlights over the last year have included taking part in various NE print fairs, the Emerging Artists exhibition @bilsandrye, having @heyhoprintco begin stocking my prints, running linocut workshops and I’ve been blown away by online
sales! Over the next six months I’ll be @artinthepen in Thirsk, taking part in an exhibition @palaceartscic in Redcar, running more workshops at Hey Ho Print Co. Studios in Saltburn (dates t.b.c.) and taking part in the @creative_factory_boro mentoring programme. Also I’ll have one of my prints on the front cover of the 2019 ‘Welcome to Saltburn’ brochure!
The picture shows some of the prints I’ve done over the past year that are still available (limited editions and open editions) or you can pick up a print Hey Ho Print Co. Store in Saltburn. Clockwise from top left: Huntcliff Ripples II (£60), Saltburn Cliff Lift (£60), Pier & Seagull (£45), Pier and Shore (£50), Jasmine (£30), A wave from Saltburn (£20), Komorebi (£70), Honesty (£60), Saltburn Viaduct (£60).
I'm really pleased to have been selected to exhibit at Art in the Pen Thirsk 2019! It takes place on Sat 20th & Sun 21st July 2019 at Thirsk Auction Mart YO7 3AB, 10am to 4pm - £3 entry - under 16's free.
Art in the Pen is a fantastic art and craft fair that runs each year in Thirsk and Skipton Auction Marts. Over 130 artists transform cattle pens into galleries to sell their original work, chat to visitors and meet other art and craft enthusiasts. It's a wonderful opportunity to discover new, emerging and established talent.
On Saturday 16th March 2019 I'm running a day long workshop introducing linocut printing using the reduction method - i.e. using just one block and a process of overprinting to produce a complete range of tones and colours.
I've got a spot at the winter Leeds Print Fair, to be held at the Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane on Saturday 17th November 2018 between 10am and 4pm. Entry is free and there'll be thirty printmaking artist showing and selling their work, so if you're in the area, please pop in and see what there is to buy!
If you’re in or around Richmond, North Yorkshire during November, check out the Unit 6 Studio #50under50 exhibition - I have my ‘Saltburn Viaduct’ linocut print in the show.
Organised by resident artist and curator Lou Gilmore-George, the 50 under 50 exhibition showcases the work of 50 artists that fits the 'under 50' theme (the work can be either under 50cm or under £50).
There will be a launch/private view night on Thursday 1st November between 6.30 - 8.30pm. The exhibition is open for the whole of November from 11am-2pm on weekdays.
From Sat 20th until Sun 28th October my framed limited edition prints will be displayed in The Guisborough Bookshop as part of the Kindred Guisborough Festival Art Trail. Local artists' work are being showcased in various independent shops and eateries around Guisborough in the week leading up to the Kindred Guisborough Festival (26th - 28th Oct).
In Odd Socks Cafe Laundrette on Auckland Street there will be photographs of British launderettes, in The Sitting Room on Church Street there will be some abstract artwork, and in Dandies and Dames on Westgate more photographic work can be seen.
I'll also be selling my lino prints and cards on Sat 27th October from 10am - 5pm in the Artist and Makers Market at the Market Cross on Westgate - so if you're planning a visit, come along and say hello!
I have a stall at the Kindred Guisborough Festival as part of the Artist and Makers Market.
Run by a group of Guisborough Creatives supported by Tees Valley Arts and the Co-op, Kindred Guisborough is a three day event of art, craft, music and poetry.
It takes place from Fri 26th - Sun 28th October and I'll be selling my lino prints and cards on Sat 27th October from 10am - 5pm in the Artist and Makers Market at the Market Cross on Westgate - so if you're planning a visit, come along and say hello!
I have a stall at the 15th Guisborough Forest Festival!
Hosted by the Friends of Guisborough Forest & Walkway, the festival takes place on Sunday 9th September 2018 at Pinchinthorpe, TS14 8HD Guisborough. A free park and ride bus service to the festival will operate from Fountain Street car park on Rectory Lane, Guisborough.
There will be ancient crafts, music, birds of prey, street theatre and many arts/crafts and food stalls. I'll be selling my lino prints and cards in the main arena - so if you're planning a visit, come along and say hello!
Delighted to have a few pictures selected for the 'Emerging Artists 2018' exhibition at Bils & Rye gallery in Kirbymoorside, North Yorkshire.
The prints I've submitted are - 'Huntcliff Ripples' (last one), 'Saltburn Viaduct' and 'Print-bombing Seagull' - see LIMITED EDITIONS
The exhibition launches with a preview show on the 1st September 2018 from 1pm - 6pm and all are welcome - see their Facebook event page, and the exhibition runs until 2nd November 2018.
Bils & Rye is a lovely eclectic art gallery specialising in sculpture, ceramics, fine art paintings and prints by British and International artists. There is a relaxed, informal atmosphere in the gallery and settees and stools placed around the gallery encourage a hands on approach to viewing the artworks - it's well worth a visit (and you can buy a framed print if the mood takes you!).
I've just become a member of Network Artists North East, an independent association of professional artists living and working in the North East of England, with the aim to provide a service to artists individually and collectively through networking and a programme of opportunities and events to aid and further their practice. Check out my profile on their website!
I've got a spot at the first Leeds Print Fair SUMMER, to be held at the Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane on Saturday 9 June 2018 between 10am and 5pm. Entry is free and there'll be thirty printmaking artist showing and selling their work, so if you're in the area, please pop in and see what there is to buy!
Just put my new Facebook business page live (https://www.facebook.com/susenoble). Feel free to take a look, like and share! (...if you like).
I have a kokeshi doll sat on my mantlepiece which I've always loved - so decided to turn it into a linocut print. I am printing as an open edition, in various colour combinations and have also been experimenting with chine-collé using japanese origami paper - it's a is a technique that allows you to add colour to your prints without making another block.
My multi-block print of some french ducks - "Coin-coin" will be exhibited as part of the Teesside Print Prize 17 Exhibition at Saabat Gallery (the competition is in partnership with Teesside Print Group, Saabat Gallery and Tees Valley Arts).
The exhibition starts at 4pm on Friday 3rd November 2017 and will run until the 3rd January 19th 2018
At the end of August I attended a linocut course delivered by Michael Atkin, founder of Bracken Press. It was a two day intensive course at the end of which I felt I knew an awful lot more than when I arrived. I took home a limited edition of 10 prints and after a little more work in my home studio, I produced this image of Roseberry Topping, viewed from Guisborough.