Sue Ribbans is a painter/printmaker with a diverse body of work ranging through prints of fat ladies, figurative painting and abstract works using mixed media.
She tends to get obsessive about a particular subject before moving on to explore her constant source of creative ideas.
A reoccurring theme however are the simple forms of her Fat Ladies which are not based on figure drawing as such but by a constant reworking of positive and negative shapes. A recent theme interest was an exploration of chickens. Plump ladies and plump chickens seem to have a lot in common.
Sue left art school in 1963 and spent most of her life as a graphic designer. In 1989 the purchase of a Columbian Printing press lead to an re-interest in printmaking which she had studied at college.
Sue has exhibited widely with the Richmond Printmakers group. For two years she a member of the Skylark Gallery the Southbank London and has had work accepted by the Royal Society of Watercolour at the Bankside Gallery London.
Sue has recently retired from teaching experimental drawing and painting in adult education and at one point ran her own small art school facility.
Ruler of the Roost
Consumed With Passion
Dance For Joy
Big Red Cockerel
Fat Lady on Lino
I have such pretty feet