SUE NETTLEFOLD

I am a Tasmanian artist living and working in the vibrant regional area of Spring Bay on the East coast of Tasmania.
I act as teacher/mentor to local artists and act as administrator of the Spring Bay Studio & Gallery. The Studio aims to build and develop visual arts practice and involvement locally.
I strongly believe in the socially inclusive and mental health benefits that come from the practice of visual arts engagement no matter what the age of the participant. 
It is critical in developing the creativity and innovation skills of children and equally important for older generations for its mental health and social benefits, particularly in small communities like ours. 
QUALIFICATIONS
Master of Fine Art and Design from The School of Creative Arts and Law, University of Tasmania, Hobart.
PERSONAL PRACTICE
I paint, draw and sculpt in various mediums. I feed my practice through regular walks  in the area, taking many photos of the local landscape.  
Using a multi-panelled approach I work slowly, building and disrupting marks as I slowly find my way towards a result. 
Paintings and drawings often take some months to complete. I work most days and generally prefer to work in the late afternoon.