Susan Reid

Susan Reid

This body of work celebrates the affection that I have for my home city of Glasgow.

I wanted to really explore, and honour the place, and to create a body of work that truly shows the unique character of the city – the grittiness, energy, dirtiness, exuberance,  loudness, and greyness. 

In order to initially of get under the skin of Glasgow, I began walking around the streets, really exploring everywhere and really getting to know it. I took many photographs and did some quick sketches. 

Back in the studio I then created a series of wee paintings, like snapshots along the way. With these, I really allowed myself the freedom to play and experiment, and to try and capture the feel of the place, exploring palettes, textures, mark making, tools, and materials.