"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."

DRAWINGS

"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."

THEME: People
People
163 Works to view Page 1 2
163 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.
  • Lucian Asleep, 2015
    pencil
    14.8 x 21 cm
  • Lucian Asleep, Café 1900, Amsterdam, 2014
    pencil
    13 x 20 cm
  • Odette Breastfeeding Lucian, 2014
    pencil
    20 x 13 cm
  • Mum doing Crossword, 2013
    brush and ink
    21 x 29.7 cm
  • Beggar in Venice, 2013
    pen and spittle wash
    13 x 20 cm
  • Sidewalk Café, Venice, 2013
    pen and spittle wash
    13 x 20 cm
  • Women in Dubai, 2013
    pen
    20 x 13 cm
  • Russian Busking in Venice, 2013
    pen
    14 x 20 cm
  • Mum at 101, 2012
    pen
    15 x 21 cm
  • Imy Reading Harry Potter, 2011
    pen
    14 x 21 cm
  • Imy Reading on Sofa, 2011
    pen
    21 x 14 cm
  • Ngong Ping Garden Restaurant, Hong Kong, 2011
    pen
    15 x 21 cm
  • Stephen Freeman, Concertmaster, 2011
    pen
    15 x 21 cm
  • Woman at Beach, Nielsen Park, Sydney, 2010
    pen
    14 x 21 cm
  • Simon Murphy Conducting New Dutch Academy, 2010
    pen
    21 x 14 cm
  • Not a Rothko - pen study for print, 2010
    black felt-top pen
    21 x 15 cm
  • Stephen Freeman, Concertmaster and Nina Bols Lundgren, Soprano, 2010
    pen
    14 x 21 cm
  • Chatting Smokers, Glebe Point Road, 2010
    pen and black ink
    14 x 18 cm
  • Imy Drinking Lemonade, 2009 circa
    pastel
    30 x 42 cm
  • Imogen Drawing, 2009
    goldpoint, pencil, black conté on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 21 cm
  • Sketch: Smasch's Ear and Eva Cox, Glebe Deli Cafe, 2009
    pen and black ink
    14 x 18 cm
  • Gaia Listening to Grandpa Reading, 2008
    pen
    20 x 20 cm
  • Feisty 95-year-old Mum, 2006
    goldpoint, coloured pastel and conté on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 21 cm
  • Marking Exams, 2006
    goldpoint, black chalk and white chalk on silicon carbide paper
    28 x 21 cm
  • Musicians Living in Amsterdam, 2005
    pastel
    29.7 x 42 cm
  • Sex Change for Vitruvian Man, 2005
    drafting pen, black ink and gouache
    24.5 x 21 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • 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)
  • Imy Listening to 'The Hobbit', 2002
    pastel
    55.5 x 79 cm
  • Baroque Violinist - Stephen Freeman, 2001
    drafting pen and ink
    28.5 x 21 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Due, 2001
    pastel
    42 x 29.7 cm
  • Genevieve Lacey - Recorder Player, 2000
    pen
    15 x 20 cm
  • Stephen Freeman - Baroque Violin, 2000
    pastel
    26 x 42 cm
  • Columbia University Medical Center Cafeteria, New York, 1998
    pen
    19 x 24 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Jordi Savall at Martigny, 1998
    pen
    19 x 24 cm
  • Storytime for Grandchildren, 1998
    drafting pen
    19 x 24 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Food Court, Leichhardt MarketPlace, 1997
    pen
    14 x 21 cm
  • Aunty Dossie, Pog, in Nursing Home, 1996
    pen
    14.5 x 21 cm
  • Dug Talking, 1996
    pen
    21 x 14 cm
  • The Invalid / Brian Sick, 1988
    pen
    51 x 38 cm
    (exhibited 5th International Biennial Exhibition of Portrait-Drawing and Graphics, Tuzla, 1988)
  • Growth Spiral (pastel), 1986
    pastel
    61 x 52 cm
  • Traffic Control Man, Kent Street / Kent St, 1985
    pen, brown ink and spittle
    42 x 59 cm
  • Woman on a Park Bench / Observatory Hill, 1985
    pen and wash
    18 x 26 cm
  • Practising Hockey, Viaduct at Federal Park / Federal Park, 1985
    pen and wash
    38 x 51 cm
  • Resident's Meeting, Annandale, 1985
    pen and spittle wash
    18 x 26 cm
  • Sketch: Mother and Baby on Bus, 1985
    pen
    18 x 24.5 cm
  • The Ghost of Kabbarli, Daisy Bates (drawing), 1983
    conté
    54.5 x 75 cm
  • The Stroke / The Life and Death of St. Francis of Australia, 1983
    graphite
    50 x 33 cm
  • The Last Breath, Aunty Dot, 1982
    graphite
    57 x 76 cm
  • Parents at a School Concert, 1981
    pen
    27 x 37 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Women Waiting, 1981
    pencil
    38 x 56 cm
  • Chinese Toddler, 1980
    pen and spittle wash
    17 x 23 cm
  • Chinese Girl Seated, 1980
    pen
    17 x 23 cm
  • Sydney County Council (SCC) Workmen Resting in Hudson St, Annandale, 1980
    pen
    27 x 37 cm
  • Anton Wernig with his new Coffee-machine Toy, Munich, 1980
    pen
    27 x 37 cm
  • Stephen in Dressing Gown, Watching TV, 1980
    pen
    37 x 53 cm
  • Stephen practising Violin (bridge in view), 1980
    pen
    36 x 48 cm
  • Chinese Baby, Fingers in Mouth, 1979
    pen and spittle wash
    17 x 23 cm
  • Chinese Baby Studies, 1979
    pen
    17 x 23 cm
  • Pen Study: Woman of Bavaria, 1979
    pen
    24 x 18 cm
    Private collection
  • Munich Commuter, 1979
    pen
    24 x 18 cm
  • Woman and Boy, Munich, 1979
    pen
    24 x 18 cm
  • Man in Beret, Munich, 1979
    pen
    24 x 18 cm
  • Woman in Bavarian Hat, 1979
    pencil
    24 x 32 cm
  • Woman Knitting, 1979
    pen
    24 x 18 cm
  • Women in Gaststätte, Munich, 1979
    pen
    24 x 32 cm
  • Chatting Commuters, Munich, 1979
    pen
    24 x 18 cm
  • Homework, Brian Helping Stephen, 1979
    pen
    37 x 27 cm
    (exhibited Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 1981)
  • Brian Writing - study for portrait 'Dr Brian Freeman', 1978
    pen
    37 x 54 cm
  • Scientist at Microscope - study for portrait 'Dr Brian Freeman', 1978
    pen
    54 x 37 cm
  • Stephen and Tigger - study for etching, 1978
    pen
    36.5 x 54 cm
  • Brian Reading Letters, 1978
    pen
    42 x 30 cm
  • Michaela Relaxing, 1978
    charcoal on Canson
    55 x 75 cm
  • Pensive Scientist, 1978
    pen
    37 x 27 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Michaela Playing Violin - study for 'Sextet', 1977
    pen
    42 x 59 cm
  • Paul Playing Cello (front), 1977
    pen
    60 x 42 cm
  • Michaela in Profile, 1977
    charcoal
    35 x 27 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Paul Playing Cello (side view), 1977
    pen
    60 x 42 cm
  • Stephen as a Young Boy Listening, 1976
    pencil
    29.5 x 20.5 cm
  • Ted Shielding Light with Newspaper / Ted Watching TV, 1975
    pen
    20 x 33 cm
  • Sketch of Paul on Skateboard, 1975
    charcoal
    37.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Uncle Ted Eating Breakfast, 1975
    drafting pen
    24 x 26 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Uncle Ted Telling a Joke / Ted Talking, 1975
    drafting pen
    24 x 26 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Stephen with Empty Plate, 1972 circa
    pastel
    49 x 64 cm
  • Stephen Rivetted, 1972
    charcoal
    37.4 x 27.4 cm
  • Four-year-old Stephen Considering, 1972
    charcoal
    37.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Izzy Wyner, Leichhardt Council Alderman, 1972
    ballpoint
    18 x 15 cm
  • Nick Origlass, Mayor of Leichhardt Council, 1972
    ballpoint
    18 x 15 cm
  • Sketch of a Woman in Glebe Point Road, 1971 circa
    pen on newsprint
    15 x 10 cm
  • Michaela in Pink Pyjamas, 1971 circa
    pastel
    48.5 x 50 cm
  • Paul, Head Study in Pencil, 1971
    pencil
    37.8 x 27.7 cm
  • 3-year-old Stephen, 1971
    pencil
    38 x 28 cm
  • Paul at Six, in Yellow Skivvy, 1971
    pastel
    63 x 48 cm
  • Stephen, Alert Toddler, 1970 circa
    charcoal and white chalk
    75 x 55 cm
  • Stephen, one week old, 1968
    pencil
    28 x 38 cm
  • Observant Michaela, 1967 circa
    brush and ink
    21.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Baby Paul Dreaming, 1966 circa
    pencil
    38 x 28 cm
  • Small Child Asleep, Michaela in Floral Dress, 1966 circa
    blue ballpoint
    28 x 38 cm
  • Baby Paul Seated, 1966
    ballpoint
    38 x 28 cm
  • Baby Paul Eating Banana, 1966
    brush and raw umber
    38 x 28 cm
  • Baby Michaela Sleeping, 1966
    ballpoint
    27 x 38 cm
  • Study of Baby's Feet, 1965
    pencil
    28 x 38 cm
  • Sleeping Child, Head turned to right, 1965
    conté
    28 x 38 cm
  • Sleeping Child, Foreshortened view, 1965
    conté
    28 x 38 cm
  • Sleeping Baby (Paul), 1965
    pencil
    28 x 38 cm
  • Wide-eyed Baby, Michaela, 1965
    conté
    36 x 25 cm
  • Andy Asleep, 1965
    conté
    28 x 38 cm
  • Baby Michaela at 8 months, 1965
    pencil
    22 x 20 cm
  • Baby Paul Sleeping, 1965
    ballpoint
    25 x 35 cm
  • Baby Michaela's hand, 1964
    brush
    10 x 15 cm (irreg.)
  • Baby Michaela, heads and hands, few weeks old, 1964
    pencil
    28 x 20 cm
  • Baby Michaela - two heads and hands, 1964
    pencil
    27 x 28 cm
  • Baby Michaela from above, 1964
    pencil
    28 x 24 cm
  • Aunty Marie, 1962
    crayon
    37 x 27.5 cm
  • Perce - study for painting, 1962
    pencil
    38 x 28 cm
  • Girl from Lithgow, YWCA Hostel, Kirribilli, 1961
    crayon
    38 x 27 cm
  • Male Nude, Back View, Julian Ashton Art School, 1961
    conté
    38 x 28 cm
  • Peter Bill, Julian Ashton Art School, 1961
    crayon
    38 x 27 cm
  • Rod Ewins, Julian Ashton Art School, 1961
    crayon
    38 x 27 cm
  • Dick Ashton, Principal, Julian Ashton Art School, 1961
    pencil
    38 x 28 cm
  • Ian Chapman, Julian Ashton Art School, 1961
    pencil
    19 x 28 cm
  • Brother Bill Smiling, 1961
    pencil
    36 x 27 cm
  • Mum, 1961
    crayon
    37.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Profile Portrait, Student, Julian Ashton Art School, 1961
    pen and ink
    28 x 25 cm
  • Miss Scalone Modelling, Julian Ashton Art School, 1961
    crayon
    51 x 38 cm
  • Male Nude Model, Julian Ashton Art School, 1961
    pen and ink
    28 x 38 cm

DRAWINGS : People 163 Works Page 1 2
DRAWINGS : People 163 Works Page 1 2


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