Sue Jelley attended The West Surrey College of Art, Farnham, Surrey and worked with James Hockey, the Founder. She now exhibits world- wide and is The President of The Society of Women Artists.
Sue is a Londoner and visits her favourite capital as often as possible. She is fascinated by the everyday life of the City; its visitors, workers and those who just visit. The Thames is featured in much of her work; its importance to all forms of City life is exciting and the great bridges that span this beautiful river provide the perfect backdrop for many of her paintings. “It is the perfect ‘Film set’. Where else can you find the beauty and splendour of St .Paul’s Cathedral in its unassailable position not far from the Millennium Bridge that then leads you into the 21st Century with the imposing Tate Modern and the Shard. Not to be forgotten nestling happily amongst all this modern beauty is the Globe Theatre. I am never short of ideas or ever tire of visiting my home town”.
As an avid traveller many of Sue’s landscapes present a lively record of some of her more recent journeys through Europe. As a member of The French Pastel Society she has studied and worked in Paris and exhibited there as well as Bordeaux and Limoges.