Susie Olford, painter


Susie Olford

Overcoming Challenges

Writing an article in November for readers in January 2021 is a challenge. 2020 has been a challenge to be ‘coped with’, or a challenge to get painting and enjoy what has been a wonderful weather summer.

Susie Olford, Song of Light, oils

My acrylics were the challenge I didn’t want to cope with, so I turned to the palette knife and oils. Such fun in the warmth of a garden studio. Summer has been early morning beach roaming, beach combing, photos of shoreline flowers, and photographs of painting ideas. Now the challenge during winter – to get those ideas and memories into paint. It is time to think of 2021 exhibitions. My painting focus is tending towards water, sand and breakwaters rather than hills and fields.

In May, I hope you will be able to visit my venue at the Regis section of Chichester Art Trail. It is a spacious barn where you can socially distance and browse at your leisure – more paintings displayed than you might imagine. You will find it at Hoe Lane, Flansham, West Sussex PO22 8NJ, between Littlehampton and Bognor, on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th and 9th May 2021 – see below.
Email if you want to contact me. More information about Chichester Open Studios Art Trail at
[pictured at top: Susie Oldford, Roaring Fields (detail)]

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