20 Questions to Susan Lee Brown (http://www.dot-art.co.uk/artist/susan-lee-brown).
1: Who are you?
Susan Lee Brown
2: What is your background?
I am an American artist living in the United Kingdom. I have lived here for 37 years. I have some fine art education (University of California Fullerton)and am currently listed in Who’s Who in Art.
3: Where were you born?
Philadelphia Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
4: Explain your work in up to 40 words.
I paint in oils but am now mainly a print maker. I work in Drypoint, lino, and wood with some etchings from time to time.
5: How has your practice changed over time? I now do the work I enjoy as opposed to purely commercial work. I am colour blind which is getting far worse as I get older so my printing is now mainly monochrome or tonal.
6: Do you have a favourite medium to work in?
I really enjoy Drypoint etching as I can work directly on the plate with no messing around with acids.
7: Do you pursue any themes? If so what?
In my painting I am known for children on the beach. My prints are usually animal based.
8: What other jobs have you done/do you do other than being an artist?
I teach Antiques and collectibles in adult education. I run workshops for puppet making for schools and museums/galleries.
9: What research do you do for your art?
10: What makes you angry?
Artists who make ‘instant’ pictures which lead the buying public to think that there isn’t much input in art work.
11: What is your favourite colour?
12: What is your favourite piece that you have produced?
Always the one I just finished.
13: What music/album are you currently listening to?
Prefer spoken word and listen to Radio 4
14: What makes you happy?
You are only as happy as your most unhappy child.
15: What are your favourite films?
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
16: Favourite place?
Wildwood New Jersey
17: One or more artists you like?
18: What is your favourite word?
Don’t be silly.
19: Professionally what is your goal?
I have just achieved the goal of being listed in Who’s Who in Art. My next goal will be to get a piece into the RA.
20: What would your dream commission be?
To create work for a solo show at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.