Jenny Findlay is fascinated by printmaking and the applied arts and has spent most of her life developing and deepening her artwork in print. Initially her first interest was in design and textiles. However, this grew over time with an engagement in fine art printing such as relief, intaglio and screen printing. Her most recent work shows her expanding and applying techniques which have a strong sense of surface texture and rhythm, manipulating cloth into more three dimensional forms.
She has a BA (Hons) in Textiles from Camberwell School of Art and Crafts and an Art Teaching qualification from Brighton Polytechnic. She is currently teaching freelance and with the City of Edinburgh Council - Adult Education Programme as well as continuing to develop her own artistic practice.
Susie Wilson examines the relationship between the hidden and the seen both metaphorically and physically. Through exploring the book form she has combined print, paint and collage in a sculptural way. The intimacy of holding the book, each page hiding then revealing the next, creates an atmosphere that is deeply personal. She is interested in this sense of revelation. Layers of translucent paper, stitched and cut into, obscure the forms and images creating a tension between the various areas reflecting the delicacy, fragility and subtlety of the subject.
Susie graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1992 with a BA (Hons) and PostGrad. in Drawing and Printmaking. Her work is in the collection of the City Art Centre, Edinburgh Fine Art Library, Baltic, Newcastle and Edinburgh College of Art. She has taught Printmaking and Artist Books at Edinburgh College of Art for ten years and also teaches in adult education and schools in and around Edinburgh. Recently awarded Artist in Residence at Edinburgh College of Art Library (2016), Sally Schofield Memorial Prize (Visual Arts Scotland, 2015) and Nancy Graham Memorial Book Prize (VAS, 2014).