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Bishop's Stortford Art Society member profile: Susan Couzens



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As part of a series highlighting the creative talents of members of Bishop's Stortford Art Society, Susan Couzens shares some of her favourite pieces of work...

I have lived in Bishop's Stortford for most of my life and have been drawing and painting ever since I can remember.

I qualified as a radiographer and worked for the NHS. Whilst my three children were young, I worked as a teaching assistant at a local secondary school for several years and then at a local primary.

Aldeburgh boat (51296938)
Aldeburgh boat (51296938)

A few years ago I studied for a fine art degree at the University of Hertfordshire. Currently I undertake commissions and use a variety of media including ink with watercolour, oil, acrylic and pastel, preferring a realistic, figurative style. I also attend a local pottery class.

I have exhibited and sold paintings at local galleries and art shows and have exhibited as a prize winner at the Mall Galleries, London. I held an Open Studio at home in 2017 and enjoy visiting galleries and exhibitions.

I feel lucky to paint as much as I do because I have suffered with serious eye problems since my teenage years. At 15 I had my sight saved by Moorfields eye hospital following retinal detachments. I was left partially sighted in one eye. I have since had operations on both eyes, including removal of cataracts and another retinal detachment, and also have glaucoma. I am very grateful for the eye care that I still receive.

Allsorts (51296897)
Allsorts (51296897)
Cricketfield Lane, Allotments (51296886)
Cricketfield Lane, Allotments (51296886)
Hare (51296883)
Hare (51296883)
Hellebores (51296881)
Hellebores (51296881)
Japanese Anemones (51296871)
Japanese Anemones (51296871)
Pottery Owl (51296869)
Pottery Owl (51296869)
Punk girl (51296867)
Punk girl (51296867)
Study of Mousehold Heath, Norwich (51296865)
Study of Mousehold Heath, Norwich (51296865)
Swan on water (51296863)
Swan on water (51296863)
Susan Couzens (51296944)
Susan Couzens (51296944)


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