"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."

WORKS ON PAPER

"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
223 Works to view Page 1 2
223 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
  • Mona Masticating, 2006
    watercolour and gouache over giclée
    29 x 21 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)
  • Anatomy of a Smile: Mona's Bones, 2002
    watercolour, gouache, pencil over giclée
    24 x 19 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
  • Stephen in Green Head-scarf, 1996
    watercolour
    35.5 x 51 cm
  • Aunty Dossie, Pog, in Nursing Home, 1996
    pen
    14.5 x 21 cm
  • Dug Talking, 1996
    pen
    21 x 14 cm
  • 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
  • Stephen and String-playing Hand, 1990
    watercolour (sienna)
    24 x 32 cm
  • Sketch: Colourful Girl on Bus, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm
  • Sketch: Kid Throwing a Tantrum, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm
  • Sketch: Early Morning Gossip, Johnston St, Annandale, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm
  • The Invalid / Brian Sick, 1988
    pen
    51 x 38 cm
    (exhibited 5th International Biennial Exhibition of Portrait-Drawing and Graphics, Tuzla, 1988)
  • Paul in Check Shirt, Reading, 1987
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Sketch: Woman Waiting for Bus, 1987
    watercolour and pen on note-paper
    21 x 29.5 cm
  • 'Flu, 1987
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Sketch: Woman Sitting on Veranda, The Rocks, Miller's Point, 1986
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Leyla and Stefan at the Beach, 1986
    watercolour and pencil on note-paper
    29.5 x 21 cm
  • Sketch of Woman wearing Headphones on Sydney Bus, 1986
    watercolour and pencil
    18 x 25 cm
  • 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
  • Sketch: Children Playing in Clay, Hudson St, Annandale, 1985
    watercolour and ballpoint
    29.5 x 21 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
  • Ken Smoking, 1984
    watercolour: sumi ink
    34.5 x 50.5 cm
  • The Ghost of Kabbarli, Daisy Bates (drawing), 1983
    conté
    54.5 x 75 cm
  • The Incurable Romantic (Colleen Burke, poet), 1983
    watercolour and collage on panel
    100 x 77.5 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
  • Turkish Migrants on Train to Kreutzberg-Berlin / Turkish People, Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 32 cm
  • Schwarze Rose, Kreutzberg-Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Michaela Drawing, in Ultramarine Sloppy-joe, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Five Pikelets, Please' (Annandale Village Cake-shop), 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Migrant Woman on Sydney bus / Lady from Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 28 cm
  • Portrait Demonstration 2, Kunsthaus Schaller, Stuttgart, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Portrait Demonstration 1, Kunsthaus Schaller, Stuttgart, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Hukky the Dutchman at Morgenrot, Berlin , 1980
    watercolour
    56.5 x 38cm
  • In Frau Orwart's Kitchen, Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    27.5 x 37.5 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
  • Stephen Contemplating, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • My Mate Molly, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Couple on Sydney Bus, 1980
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
  • The Berlin Wall, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Woman on a Munich Bus / Old Woman from Munich, 1980
    watercolour
    30 x 40 cm
  • American GI on Leave in Germany, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Religious Woman of Bavaria / Bavarian Woman, 1979-1980
    watercolour
    76 x 56 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
  • Sketch of a Man / Der Schwerbeschädigte, 1979
    watercolour
    30 x 20 cm
  • Brian Wearing Bavarian Hat, 1979
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • John Dengate, Singer and Songwriter, 1979
    watercolour
    55 x 75 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
  • Pumpkin Lovers, 1979
    watercolour
    56 x 38 cm
  • Homework, Brian Helping Stephen, 1979
    pen
    37 x 27 cm
    (exhibited Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 1981)
  • Paul Reading in Cane Chair, 1978 circa
    watercolour
    38 x 56 cm
  • 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
  • Brian Reading, 1978
    watercolour
    75 x 55 cm
  • Casualty: Children's Hospital, 3 am (watercolour), 1978
    watercolour
    57 x 72 cm
  • At Home (watercolour), 1978
    watercolour
    57 x 76 cm
  • Pensive Scientist, 1978
    pen
    37 x 27 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Children's Hospital - study for painting and print, 1977
    watercolour
    37.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Michaela Playing Violin - study for 'Sextet', 1977
    pen
    42 x 59 cm
  • Ray Munns, Laboratory Craftsman, 1977
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • The Retired Mechanic / The Mechanic, 1977
    watercolour
    51 x 60 cm
  • Where Children Play / Growing Up in the Jungle (Inner Sydney with Rozelle Bay Gantry and White Bay Power Station), 1977
    watercolour on Japanese paper
    66 x 51 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

WORKS ON PAPER : People 223 Works Page 1 2
WORKS ON PAPER : People 223 Works Page 1 2


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