"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
198 Works to view Page 1 2 3 4 5
198 Works to view Page 1 2 3 4 5

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

WORKS ON PAPER : People 198 Works Page 1 2 3 4 5
WORKS ON PAPER : People 198 Works Page 1 2 3 4 5


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