Susan Couzens

I have lived in Bishop’s Stortford for most of my life and have been drawing & painting ever since I can remember.

I qualified as a Radiographer and worked for the NHS.  Whilst my three children were young I worked as a Teaching Assistant at a local Secondary School for several years, and then at a local Primary.  A few years ago I studied for a Fine Art Degree at the University of Hertfordshire.

Currently I undertake commissions and use a variety of media including ink with watercolour, oil, acrylic and pastel, preferring a realistic, figurative style.  I also attend a local pottery class.

I have exhibited and sold paintings at local galleries and art shows, and have exhibited as a prize winner at the Mall Galleries, London.  I also held an Open Studio at home in 2017.  I enjoy visiting galleries & exhibitions.

I feel lucky to paint as much as I do because I have suffered with serious eye problems since teenage years.  At fifteen I had my sight saved by Moorfields Eye Hospital following retinal detachments.  I was left partially sighted in one eye.  I have since had operations on both eyes, including removal of cataracts and another retinal detachment, and also have glaucoma.  I am very grateful for the eye care that I still receive.  

Hellebores – Acrylic
Hare – Ink
Swan on water – Charcoal
Allsorts – Acrylic
Bright Flowers – Acrylic
Japanese Anemones – Ink and Watercolour
Aldeburgh Boat – Acrylic
Cornish Cove – Oil
Aldeburgh Fisherman’s Hut – Ink and Watercolour
Cricketfield Lane Allotments – Ink and Watercolour
Pottery Owl
Punk girl – Acrylic