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Suzanne Whitmarsh Dorset
My striking block colour stripe paintings are unique and very popular. I have always been drawn to good strong design. Stripes particularly catching my eye on soft furnishings, rugs, cd covers etc. I wanted to create a landscape painting that was instantly recognisable but modern and striking in design. And so my first stripy painting was created. They evolved and I found my style. I look for a good composition, simplify the landscape by following the natural lay of the land and draw out my design onto a large canvas. I carefully select colours to create a well balanced vibrant modern painting. The stripes are painted free hand, this requires a very controlled application of acrylics and lots of time. These paintings cannot be rushed. I am a contemporary artist. Self taught due to a genuine love of experimenting with paints and techniques and sheer determination to create achieve perfection.  Born in Watford in 1968 Moved to the Isle of Wight in 1979. Started painting in 2000, selling vibrant art to visitors and locals on the Isle of Wight. Moved to Dorset in 2012. Connections to the Island remain strong but have found new inspiration in the Jurassic coast of Dorset and the Blackmore Vale. I have exhibited at Quay Arts, Seaview Gallery, New Remberant Gallery and since moving from the Isle of Wight, has exhibited at Swan Gallery, Frome. First View Gallery, Stour Head. Cove Gallery, Weymouth. Guggleton Gallery, Stalbridge. Dorset Arts Week.