Susan Lincoln was born on the North East coast of England and has had a passion for ‘the arts’ from an early age. Susan moved to Cumbria over 30 years ago after being attracted by the rugged fells of the Lake District. Her work features creative idyllic elements, which have been directly inspired by her surroundings. Her African Grey Parrot usually sits on her shoulder, offering advice as she paints.
“I like my work to have a happy or magical element to it. Art should make you smile as well as think. I feel I have the perfect career. When I’m painting everything seems right, the outside world falls away and I am immersed in my own subject and experience. When starting each new painting I visualise in my mind the key elements of the work and paint directly onto the canvas. I use acrylics because they dry very quickly. Every painting is a challenge for pleasure and enjoyment.”