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This versatile artist is not afraid to take technical and emotional risks:
angry reds are overlaid with tar to produce a savage image that hits the
viewer between the eyes. Combined with often turbulent and romantic colours
in unusual combinations, other pieces feature the spiderweb delicacy of
white pencil on dark paper, or deft use of computer enhancement in combination
with traditional ink techniques and sensitive use of textures and carefully
chosen papers. Nothing is left to chance by this artist. This is not easy
art but its effects are as immediate as a kick in the teeth or a kiss.
Many of the pieces on display have already sold and it is predicted that
Wendy Sutherland’s art will be very collectible in the next decade.
Call her an “abstract landscape” painter, yet her landscapes
would be understood by every hill shepherd or hill-walker for any good
artist needs to have complete mastery over the colour palette to suggest
the hills of Sutherland or Lochaber. Many leading art critics think that
Wendy Sutherland has that mastery.