1962 - ?

Susan Laughlin

As Susan D. Mitchell, she was born at Ipswich in 1962, daughter of Brian Eric Mitchell and his wife Pauline B. née Dickerson, who married at Ipswich in 1961. Susan studied at Ipswich School of Art 1993–1996, gaining a Business and Technology Education Council certificate in General Art & Design and at Norwich School of Art and Design 1996-2000, being awarded a B.A. (hons) in Fine Art and an M.A. in Fine Art (Painting). Susan married at Ipswich in 1986, Christopher Laughlin, and paints under the name of Susan Laughlin. A part-time lecturer at The College of West Anglia 2002-2006 and a Support Services at City College Norwich, being a self-employed artist. Working by initially pouring, rolling & splattering, ultimately it is impossible to have total control over what the paint is doing. Susan then builds the image up by applying many layers of glazing, so that it slowly evolves, resulting in an ambience and appearance, so each layer of glazing is an integral part of the final image, she also creates photo realistic drawings of the landscape in charcoal. The inspiration for her work comes from the surrounding countryside whilst also drawing upon folklore, mythology, and ancient history. She has exhibited at Buckenham Galleries, Southwold; Suffolk Open Studios; Blackthorpe Barns, Rougham, Bury St Edmund's; Harleston Gallery, Norfolk; Norwich Castle Museum Gallery; The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-super-Mare; The Cut Open, Halesworth, Suffolk; the Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh and elsewhere. After a period in the Breckland in Norfolk with her two children, she returned to Suffolk and was a member of Suffolk Open Studios from her studio at Mundy’s Farm, Mundy’s Lane, Mendham, Suffolk. Susan Laughlin has now taken up with the design and manufacturer of jewellery which she exhibits at Buckenham Galleries.

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