Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Don't forget, for the latest news and info on my forthcoming exhibition, read my In The Footsteps Of Elephants blog page. There is a link to it on the right hand side of this page  - under the Artists For Conservation logo,

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Art in Action 2015

I am proud to say that I shall be at Art in Action next week as one' of Nature In Art's artists this year. Every July up to 400 artists, crafters, performers and musicians are part of a big visual arts event in Waterperry Gardens, near Oxford UK to demonstrate their skills and show their work.
I shall be taking a few pieces of my exhibition work to show and promote the exhibition in September. I shall also take a few non exhibition works that will be for sale, along with some cards and prints.

To find out more about the event click on the link below. If you wish to find out more about the artists under the Nature in Art 'umbrella' click on the link below and then move your cursor over Demonstrations and select Nature in Art in the drop down box.

Please come and say hello, if you visit this event.

Friday, June 26, 2015

AFC Artist of the Day

I am a member of Artists For Conservation and they feature one member each day on their website. Today, 26th June, it is me. This link will take you to the Home Page of AFC where you can see me in the Featured Artist of The Day box and from there you can go to my profile home page.

After today there will be a different artist featured each day. So if you missed seeing this post on the 26th June 2015 and you wished to see my AFC profile please use the following link - it will take you to my Home Page on their website.

Catch up

I have to hang my head in shame... it's been far too long since my last post. Life has charged along apace this year and I confess that the inability to post to my blogs on my mobile has meant I have favored posting to my Facebook accounts instead, which is so easy and quick to do. Which I realise, quite avidly, is of no use to those of you without Fb accounts and prefer to visit here. For you I apologise and I will do my utmost to find the time to keep this blog up to date.

So a quick reprise.. basically it's all been about the exhibition this year with little time for anything else. Family, friends and life in general are for the most part on the peripheral of my tunnel visioned world at the mo. Hopefully I can get back to normal after September and catch up with everyone and get out and enjoy the weather and their company again. 
I still have the rented studio space, which is proving invaluable in the run up to the exhibition. I haven't done any workshops, demos, talks or other exhibitions this year as I have to be focused on the job in hand; so there's nothing really to report on this blog. However, I shall be doing an update on my exhibition blog very shortly, so do pop across and have a look there.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous year ahead,

Even more so than last year.. this year, I shall be concentrating on preparations for my exhibition in September. So my other blog be busier than this one again, as almost all the work I shall be doing will be for this show.

I have no workshops, demo's, talks or other exhibition/shows planned this year, as all my time needs to be devoted to the exhibition. It's all exhibition, exhibition, exhibition now. However I shall be at Art In Action in July as one of Nature In Art's artists. I feel very honoured to have been asked to be with them, under their umbrella and I am really looking forward to the weekend.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Shop now open

I have recently set up a shop, on a website called Tictail, through which my prints are available to buy online. This is my first endeavour on such a site and so I would appreciate any feedback on how easy it is to use etc. 

I have put a direct link to my shop at the right hand side of this page listed as  Susan Jane Lees Art under the header 'My Print Shop'. I do hope you will take a look and you never know, you might find an ideal Christmas gift for someone there. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Silk painting day 25th October

The Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project (based at Bristol Zoo) is having a day of silk painting inspired by Autumnal treasures found within its area of interest.... The Downs. 

I shall be heading up the arty side of this day, where after a short walk to collect some lovely seed heads, leaves and other Autumn treasures for inspiration, the rest of the day is spent making a lovely simple design as a silk painting.

There are just a few spaces left on this course so if you are interested, please contact Mandy Leivers for more information - contact details below.

Saturday 25th October
Autumnal silk painting (Course)
Let the colours and shapes of autumn inspire you! In this workshop, Su Lees, Bristol Zoo’s Wildlife Illustrator, will show you how easy and fun it is to create silk paintings. 
10.00am - 3.30pm   £25.00  (includes materials).
Suitable for everyone, including the artistically challenged!
At Bristol Zoo Gardens and on the Downs. Book with the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project, at Bristol Zoo, on 0117 9030609 or e-mail

The Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project is working to secure the outstanding wildlife interest of the Bristol side of the Avon Gorge and Clifton and Durdham Downs and to raise awareness and understanding of this unique location and its importance for people and wildlife.