"Susan White is constantly sketching from everyday life and it is from the many sketchbooks that she first extracts the material for her compositions." (A. Wernig, Munich, 1980)

The artist works in a variety of drawing media: pen and ink, ballpoint, brush, crayon, chalk, pastel, conté, and charcoal. Recently she has developed mixed media techniques in silverpoint and goldpoint.

"Capturing the essence in line alone is for me the purest form of expression."

People
191 Works to view Page 1 2 3 4
191 Works to view Page 1 2 3 4

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.
  • Russian Busking in Venice, 2013
    pen
    14 x 20 cm
  • Mum at 101, 2012
    pen
    15 x 21 cm
  • Stephen Freeman, Concertmaster, 2011
    pen
    15 x 21 cm
  • Ngong Ping Garden Restaurant, Hong Kong, 2011
    pen
    15 x 21 cm
  • Imy Reading on Sofa, 2011
    pen
    21 x 14 cm
  • Imy Reading Harry Potter, 2011
    pen
    14 x 21 cm
  • Chatting Smokers, Glebe Point Road, 2010
    pen & black ink
    14 x 18 cm
  • Stephen Freeman, Concertmaster & Nina Bols Lundgren, Soprano, 2010
    pen
    14 x 21 cm
  • Not a Rothko (study for prints), 2010
    black felt-top pen
    21 x 15 cm
  • Imy Drinking Lemonade, 2009 circa
    pastel
    30 x 42 cm
  • Smasch's Ear and Eva Cox, Glebe Deli Cafe, 2009
    pen & black ink
    14 x 18 cm
  • Imogen Drawing, 2009
    goldpoint, pencil, black conté on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 21 cm
  • Gaia Listening to Gran'pa Reading, 2008
    pen
    20 x 20 cm
  • Marking Exams, 2006
    goldpoint, black chalk and white chalk on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 21 cm
  • Feisty 95 year old Mum, 2006
    goldpoint, coloured pastel and conté on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 21 cm
  • Mona masticating, 2006
    gouache and watercolor over giclée
    29 x 21 cm
  • Surgery Reattaching Ginevra de 'Benci's Arms and Hands, 2005
    graphite underdrawing, coloured pencil and conté with giclee
    29 x 21 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Sex Change for Vitruvian Man, 2005
    drafting pen, black ink and gouache
    24.5 x 21 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Musicians Living in Amsterdam, 2005
    pastel
    29.7 x 42 cm
  • Imy Listening to 'The Hobbit', 2002
    pastel
    55.5 x 79 cm
  • Anatomy of a smile: Mona's bones, 2002
    watercolour, gouache, pencil over giclée
    24 x 19 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Due, 2001
    pastel
    42 x 29.7 cm
  • Baroque Violinist - Stephen Freeman, 2001
    drafting pen and ink
    28.5 x 21 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Stephen Freeman - Baroque Violin, 2000
    pastel
    26 x 42 cm
  • Genevieve Lacey (Recorder Player), 2000
    pen
    15 x 20 cm
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  • Storytime for Grandchildren, 1998
    drafting pen
    19 x 24 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Jordi Savall at Martigny, 1998
    pen
    19 x 24 cm
  • Columbia University Medical Center Cafeteria, New York, 1998
    pen
    19 x 24 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Leichhardt Mall Food Court, 1997
    pen
    14 x 21 cm
  • Aunty Dossie ("Pog"), 1996
    pen
    14.5 x 21 cm
  • Dug Talking, 1996
    pen
    21 x 14 cm
  • Stephen in green head-scarf, 1996
    watercolour
    35.5 x 51 cm
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  • Paul Dreaming, 1995
    watercolour
    36 x 54 cm
  • Paul in Vest, Leaping, 1992
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Paul with red beard, 1991
    watercolour
    54 x 36 cm
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  • Stephen and string-playing hand, 1990
    watercolour (sienna)
    24 x 32 cm
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  • Sketch: early morning gossip, Johnston St, Annandale, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm
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  • Sketch: kid throwing a tantrum, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm
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  • Sketch: colourful girl on bus, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm
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  • The Invalid, 1988
    pen
    51 x 38 cm
    exhibited 5th International Biennial Exhibition of Portrait-Drawing and Graphics, Tuzla 1988
  • 'Flu, 1987
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Sketch: woman waiting for bus, 1987
    watercolour and pen on note-paper
    21 x 29.5 cm
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  • Paul in check shirt, reading, 1987
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
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  • Growth Spiral, 1986
    pastel
    61 x 52 cm
  • Sketch of woman wearing headphones on Sydney bus, 1986
    watercolour and pencil
    18 x 25 cm
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  • Leyla and Stefan at the beach, 1986
    watercolour and pencil on note-paper
    29.5 x 21 cm
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  • Sketch: woman sitting on veranda, The Rocks, Miller's Point , 1986
    pen and watercolour
    38 x 51 cm
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  • Sketch: mother and baby on bus, 1985
    pen
    18 x 24.5 cm
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  • Resident's meeting, Annandale, 1985
    pen and spittle wash
    18 x 26 cm
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  • Sketch: children playing in clay (Hudson St, Annandale), 1985
    watercolour and ballpoint
    29.5 x 21 cm
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WORKS ON PAPER : People 191 Works Page 1 2 3 4
WORKS ON PAPER : People 191 Works Page 1 2 3 4


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