1941 - ?

As Susan Melia, she was born at 24 St Elmo Crescent, Slough, Buckinghamshire in 1941, daughter of John Melia and his wife Enid M. née Stacey, who married at Slough in 1937. She married at Aylesbury in 1965, Robert J. Read, they had three sons, and she paints under the name of Sue Read. Educated at Aylesbury Grammar School and studied at High Wycombe School of Art 1959-1963 and the Royal West of England College of Art 1963-1964. Sue, who has painted professionally since 1980, is an artist in watercolour, her still life paintings are usually quite small using pure watercolours, building up colours and tones in transparent layers and working in natural light. Sue has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; Royal Watercolour Society; New English Art Club; Mall Galleries, London; The Discerning Eye; Thompsons Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk and is a Member and exhibitor at The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. She has her studio at 26 Rectory Street, Halesworth, Suffolk.

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