Artist Sue Faux
Sue Faux is an experienced modern figurative artist working in a wide range of artistic genres, including portraits, large scale narratives, site specific commissions, and landscapes. Sue, best known for her fine art portrait figures, exhibited in the BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London in 1992, 1994, 1995, has continued to exhibit nationally since leaving Aberystwyth University in 1991, where she specialised in fine art painting and fine art drawing. Sue has pictures in private collections here and abroad.
In 1995, she lost her sight and since it returned has had an increasing interest in sculpture and its relationship to painting and drawing. She now works alongside oils, in plaster, paper pulp, concrete and clay working on a variety of commissions for public and private spaces.
Faux Arts currently has three studios where commissions are produced, a Wet Studio for plaster, concrete and ceramic commissions, a Dry Studio for portrait painting and landscape commissions and Faux Arts Studio for group projects and lessons. All fully equipped and maintained.
“I work in anything, with anyone, for anyone, and this means that I constantly experience new ways of working and new methods and most importantly new ideas.”
In 2000 she started Faux Arts which uses all the experience of different medias and techniques to deliver arts experiences in a wide number of settings, amongst them, skate parks, urban streets, hospitals, school, shops, youth centres, and out in the Wiltshire downs, where she lives. These courses have expanded and she now owns and runs Faux Arts and Faux Arts Studios Pewsey, delivering courses as diverse as Art with Mummy, Art in the Woods, Art on the Barge, GCSE portfolio classes and fine art painting and drawing for adults.
“I think at Faux Arts we offer a memorable experience for everyone who comes, simply because we truly believe that everything that someone makes however young or old is interesting because it represents them. That’s why we pride ourselves on being able to teach someone to paint a pot at a drop in art session, have a good time at a paint-it party or paint a classic sunflower picture over a number of weeks looking at colour theory and composition.
Because art is our trade
we can explain the complexities of the art world to you in a way that takes the mystery out of it and makes it real and enjoyable.”