#VOXEL17 - SUSAN LAUGHTON

This month VOXEL features a body of new and recent works by Cheshire based artist Susan Laughton. Susan was a founding member of Valley Artists in Rossendale and had a studio there for six years; she currently works from The Electric Picture House in Congleton, Cheshire.

This exhibition includes a selection of Laughton's works on paper and board, created using her favoured materials of acrylic and plaster.

The artist describes her process in her own words:

'My paintings and drawings evolve from half-remembered glimpses seen from the corner of my eye, fleeting juxtapositions elusive to photography, the dislocated reverie of long car journeys, or from more studied compositions.

The landscape is my starting point, not as a picturesque or static view, but as a space travelled through and experienced often on the edges of the urban and the rural. It is a source of man made and natural structures, surfaces and colour from which my reductive personal responses develop. Structures on the horizon in particular impose their presence: telegraph poles, trees, power lines, isolated buildings - structures that create tension within space and mark the passage of time and distance.'

Visit www.susanlaughton.com to learn more about the artist.