"Susan Dorothea White ... explores the most intimate experiences of her life, as well as more topical subjects, in meticulously limned paintings on wood panels. Her ability to examine unflinchingly such personal milestones as her surgery for a benign brain tumour with a dazed self-portrait in a vertiginously askew hospital setting results in some of the most emotionally jarring narrative imagery in recent art."

Gallery & Studio, New York (1998)

The artist has developed a technique using multiple washes of acrylic paint on plywood panels, often accentuating the wood grain to create texture through translucent glazes. Major paintings are developed through preliminary watercolour compositions and from numerous drawings and pen sketches. The artist favours watercolour for spontaneous work, flower and nature studies.

PAINTINGS

Theme: People
People
66 Works to view Page 1 2
66 Works to view Page 1 2

People: The human narrative and genre scenes inspired by domestic situations, people at work, musicians, commuters, social issues, blindness, illness, poverty, old age. Portraits include family members, self-portraits, children, babies, and people in their environment. In major paintings the subject is repeated from varied viewpoints in a fugal style composition.
  • Mum's Centenarian Sunset, 2013-2014
    acrylic on Australian red cedar panel
    60 x 90 cm
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  • The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Freeman, 2012
    acrylic on panel
    120 x 153 cm
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  • Go Granny Go, 2003
    acrylic on panel
    65 cm
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  • Menopausal Me in a Saucepan Lid, Warts 'n All, with Everything, including the Kitchen Sink, 2001
    acrylic and collage on panel
    60 x 120 cm
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  • The Histology Lecture, 1999-2000
    acrylic on panel
    120 x 120 cm
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  • Freudian Early Morning, 1998
    acrylic on panel
    107 x 132 cm
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  • The Blind Woman of Annandale, 1998
    acrylic on panel
    112 x 112 cm
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  • Recovery after Brain Surgery, 1998
    acrylic on panel
    140 x 120 cm
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  • Me after Brain Surgery, 1997
    acrylic on panel
    102 x 72 cm
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  • The Crowning with Sexism, 1994
    acrylic on Australian red cedar panel
    82 x 68 cm
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  • Paul the Environmentalist Levitating in the Rainforest, 1993-1999
    acrylic on panel
    120 x 240 cm
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  • To Cut Both Ways, 1993
    acrylic on panel
    100 x 100 cm
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  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Modern Times, 1993
    acrylic on wooden tabletop
    dia. 123 cm
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  • The Seven Deadly Isms, 1992
    acrylic on wooden tabletop
    dia. 122 cm
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  • The Inspired Lecturer, 1992
    acrylic on panel
    120 x 120 cm
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  • Brian Phoning Australia from Weesp, 1991 & 1996
    acrylic on panel
    77 x 70 cm
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  • Backyard Gossip in Weesp (Homesick), 1991
    acrylic on panel
    75 x 122 cm
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  • The Absence of the Prodigal Daughter, 1990
    acrylic on panel
    198 x 125 cm
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  • The Man in Drag, the Violinist, the Artist, and the Thief on a Tram in Amsterdam, 1990
    acrylic on panel
    94 x 63 cm
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  • Dad in Hospital, 1989
    acrylic on panel
    90 x 60 cm
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  • The First Supper, 1988
    acrylic on panel
    120 x 240 cm
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  • Beatrice the Paper-Seller of the White Bay Intersection, 1986
    acrylic on panel
    98 x 123 cm
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  • The Life and Death of St. Francis of Australia, 1982 & 1993
    acrylic on panel
    183 x 122 cm
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  • Self-Portrait with Children, 1982
    acrylic on panel
    92 x 122 cm
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  • Seated, 1981
    acrylic and collage on panel
    122 x 92 cm
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  • A Month in Time, 1980-1982
    acrylic on panel
    110 x 120 cm
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  • Autobiography, 1980
    acrylic on panel
    183 x 122 cm
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  • The Nun and The Knight on the Train to Rothenburg, 1980
    acrylic on panel
    57 x 122 cm
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  • Dreaming of Bavaria, 1979-1980
    acrylic on panel
    183 x 92 cm
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  • Noah's Rocket, 1978-1980
    acrylic on panel
    122 x 81 cm
    Private Collection, Germany
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  • Dr Brian Freeman, 1978
    acrylic on panel
    213.5 x 122 cm
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  • People of Sydney, 1977 & 1982
    acrylic on panel
    183 x 100 cm
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  • Brahms String Sextet No 1, 1977
    acrylic on panel
    183 x 122 cm
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  • The Front Veranda, 1977
    acrylic on panel
    97 x 71 cm
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  • The Magic Pudding, 1977
    acrylic on panel
    94 x 63 cm
    Private Collection
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  • Yo-yoing (From the fifth floor), 1977
    acrylic on panel
    103 x 98 cm
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  • Damien White - Author, 1977
    acrylic and collage on panel
    71 x 100 cm
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  • Clyde Thope, RRMSSO, violinist, teacher, 1977
    acrylic on panel
    128 x 113 cm
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  • Evening: Factory Valley (Annandale), 1976
    acrylic on panel
    71 x 99 cm
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  • The Cup of Tea, 1976
    acrylic on panel
    65 x 70 cm
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  • Eric's Cafe - Resale Royalty Rights, 1974
    acrylic and collage on panel
    77 x 62 cm
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  • Homeless Man in Primula Bed, 1973
    acrylic on composition board
    53 x 37.5 cm
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  • Three-quarter Birthday, 1973
    acrylic on composition board
    71 x 63 cm
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  • Cul-de-sac, 1972
    acrylic with oil overlay on composition board
    76 x 122 cm
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  • Awaiting, Glebe, 1971
    acrylic on composition board
    66 x 56 cm
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  • Joan Kinmot, writer, 1969
    acrylic on composition board
    70 x 60 cm
    Private Collection, UK
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  • Paul, soulful young boy, 1968
    oil on composition board
    30.5 x 25 cm
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  • Uncle Ted stirring tea, 1967
    acrylic on composition board
    61 x 76 cm
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  • Michaela with doll, 1967
    acrylic on composition board
    30.5 x 30.5 cm
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  • Portrait of baby Paul with hands, 1965 circa
    oil on cardboard
    60 x 40 cm
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PAINTINGS : People 66 Works Page 1 2
PAINTINGS : People 66 Works Page 1 2


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