About

Soosan’s inspiration comes from Scottish coastline and beautiful city of Edinburgh she’s living in, with its ever-changing lights reflected at the windows and capturing shadows on atmospheric alley-ways.

She works from memory as well as her own photographs and sketches, to create emotional and in some way atmospheric images with her work, and creating new windows for the viewer to look in and “Look Again”

Soosan’s work is mainly narrative abstract the inspiration mostly comes from places rather than people, natural patterns of shorelines and urban landscape, images that leaves the observer with a hint of the mood or emotion of a scene, to draw on those momentary caught glimpses of our world.

Capturing image of a scene reflected on a window or the horizon at the end of the day to awaken memories that were forgotten.

In ‘Combine Images’ she uses a new approach through a combination of painted surfaces and found objects to create a different mode of expression within her work.

Soosan works with acrylic and oil paint, and predominantly in multiple or Triptych combinations, mainly abstract or in recognizable landscapes, loosely brushed horizon and scene of colour washes across the surface in contrast with the crisp lines, reveals delicate balance between lines and colours.

Soosan is regularly exhibiting in Scotland and abroad, and sold works at RSA Open Exhibitions and private shows.

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Education:

2013 – BA (Art and Design) Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh

2013 – The Edinburgh Award, The University of Edinburgh

2004 – Botanical Art, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

1989 – Art & Design Foundation Course, Telford College, Edinburgh

Selected Exhibitions:

2019

First Solo Exhibition, Rhythm, Upright Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

SOLO 6, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh, Uk

2018

Society of Scottish Artists & Visual Arts Scotland Open Exhibition, the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2017

The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Open Exhibition, Edinburgh

The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Art Annual Exhibition, the Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Macmillan Art Show, Bonham’s (Auctioneers) Edinburgh

Lines of Enquiry, Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr, Scotland

2016

Visual Arts Scotland FLY 2016 Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Open Exhibition, Edinburgh

The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Art 153rd Open Annual Exhibition, the Mitchell Library, Glasgow

REWORKED, Collective Exhibition, Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fine Lines, 2 Artists Exhibition, 2 Howe St, Edinburgh

2015

Edinburgh showcase in Shenzhen, China

RHYTHMS, Patriothall Gallery, WASPS, Edinburgh

2014

The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, Edinburgh

‘Salonely’ Members Show, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

2013

The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

THIS LAND, Travelling gallery, City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Painting Stripes Black/Return of the Gesso, ECA Edinburgh University

Group exhibition, Embassy Gallery Edinburgh

2012

Society of Scottish Artists 115th Annual Exhibition, RSA Edinburgh

Big Print / Small Print, Exhibition of Scottish Printmakers, Academy of Art and Design, Wroclaw /Poland

PRINTED, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University

School of the museum of Fine Art, Boston / USA

2004-12

Group Exhibitions, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh / UK

2004

Art of Botanical Illustration, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Talks/Workshops:

2018

Society of Scottish Artists & Visual Arts Scotland Open Exhibition, Hands on Day at Open, Family and Maker Event, RSA, Edinburgh.