SUE CHATTERTON

22/01/2016 10:15

Having lived most of my life in Africa, I now live and work permanently in Stafford, U.K.

Years spent in Botswana are the inspiration for my work and it is where I came to have a love for animals in their natural habitat. I paint mainly from personal experiences; so many of the animals featured in my paintings have a story to tell. I paint predominantly in watercolour because I feel that no other medium can match its qualities and it's transparency lends itself to the light and colours of Africa.

I have spent this past year doing animal portraits - something I said I would never do - but never say never. I have really enjoyed doing them, and what started as a one off has developed into a passion.

I have exhibited in Botswana, South Africa and the UK, most notably the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA) and have work exhibited in private collections across the world. I am a member of the International Wildlife Art Society and Chairperson of the Stafford Art Group.

A collection of my work can be found on my website www.suechatterton.co.uk and I can be contacted at chatzs@ntlworld.com or 077 141 00921.