Suzanne Bethell - 7

Location: Marple / Genre: Fine Art and Printmaking

Artist Statement

Colour, its potential to excite the eye, engage the heart and transmute mood, is central to my work.

Working intuitively, my pieces are abstract, often inspired by a sense of place, season or time, generally in series, large scale on canvas and board or smaller on paper and continually evolving. Painting and mono printmaking can become integrated – so a piece which begins as a painterly screenprint may be scratched and worked into, using a range of mixed media and collage. Some pieces assume the name of the prominent colour, ‘Red Energy’ for instance and ‘Orange’ exhibited and sold in the Royal Scottish Academy Open in Edinburgh, 2018.

As with Rothko, ‘shapes begin as unknown adventures in an unknown space’.

My studio overlooking Etherow Country Park, Compstall, near Stockport is where I spend much of my time. I am an associate of Castlefield Gallery in Manchester and a member of Hotbed Press, Salford, Forartis, and Art up Close.

As an invitee to Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Space, Barton Square, Trafford Centre, Greater Manchester, I am excited to currently be setting up studio and an exhibition space there.

‘Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces is an initiative to create dynamic project spaces for artists, artist collectives and artist development agencies. Making use of temporarily vacant retail, office and light industrial units, New Art Spaces provides opportunities for emerging creatives to incubate their practices, produce work and showcase new art to local communities. Castlefield Gallery currently runs New Art Spaces in Bolton, Leigh, and the Trafford Centre’.


I have exhibited widely in the northwest and have work in private collections in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Australia & New Zealand


Solo Exhibitions

2017 Cheshire Open Studios

2016 Circles Unbound, The Studios Gallery, High Peak

1998 Callooh Callay, Altrincham

1995 Pankhurst Centre, Manchester


Group Exhibitions

2018 Manchester Art Fair, with Hot Bed Press

2018 Royal Scottish Academy

2018 King Street Studios, Lancaster

2018 Waterside Contemporary Arts, Sale

2018 Macc Art Lounge, Macclesfield

2017 Manchester Buy Art Fair, with Hotbed Press

2017 Castle Park Arts, Frodsham

2017 Stockport Contemporary Open

2017 New Perspectives, Tatton Park

2017 Bollington Arts Centre, Cheshire Artists Network

2016 New Mills Arts Trail & Festival

2016 Macc Art Lounge

2016 Stockport Contemporary Open

2016 Waterside Open, Trafford

2013 Lymm Artists exhibition

2013 Stockport Art Gallery—open exhibition

2003 Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington: ‘Locations’

2003 Birchwood Park, Centrepieces

2001 Warrington Art Gallery: Warrington Visual Artist group show

1998 Warrington Art Gallery: A Woman’s Space

1992 Stockport Art Gallery: Open exhibition



Venue Information

21 St Martin's Road

Approaching from Strines, turn right into Oldknow Road and St Martin's Road is on the left. The house is on the left Parking is available on the road outside. St Martin's Road is an unadopted road.

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