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Susan Bleakley

My work includes sculpture, installation, painting, photography and video. I have recently concentrated on abstract paintings and am represented by Crane Kalman Gallery in Knightsbridge, London and CIRCLE, Cornwall. I have exhibited in both mixed and solo shows nationally and internationally across a range of media, and this has involved numerous collaborations with other artists. I was a founding member of the influential artists’ collective PALP in west Cornwall that challenged the dominant painting aesthetic for a more radical installation work. Recently, however, I have returned to a more formal style of abstract painting using grids and geometric forms to make varieties of ‘veils’ or ‘doorways’. Sustained viewing offers a revelation of an interiority behind a veil or unhinged doorway, where viewing the painting becomes an indwelling activity rather than an ‘arm’s length’ gaze. Paintings then become sculptural and form is enhanced by both choice of colour and paintings displayed as series. I am a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists (NSA) and was a Committee member for three years. I then recognize the responsibilities of RWA academicians and look forward to being involved in whatever capacity. For many years, I have taught visual ‘ways of looking’ to 4th year medical students.

Featured Artworks

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Susan Bleakley

There Here Already

oil on canvas

139 x 139 cm

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Susan Bleakley

Hummadruz

oil on canvas

150 x 150 cm

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Susan Bleakley

Moving Away From The Pools Of Reflection

oil on canvas

139 x 139 cm

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Susan Bleakley

Breath In

oil on canvas

139 x 139 cm

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