Sue Rapley
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Portfolios

Landscapes

A collection of vibrant and expressive original paintings - capturing the essence of a moment in nature

Seascapes

A collection of expressive paintings inspired by the sea and coastal environments

My Events

SPRING OPEN STUDIO . Sue Rapley
13 May 2017 -
12:00 to 17:00
SPRING OPEN STUDIO - SUE RAPLEY ART
SPRING OPEN STUDIO . Sue Rapley
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SPRING OPEN STUDIO
11 Mar 2017 -
12:00 to 17:00
SPRING OPEN STUDIO • SUE RAPLEY ART
SPRING OPEN STUDIO
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FESTIVE OPEN STUDIO
Repeats every day until Sat Dec 10 2016. Also includes Sat Dec 03 2016.
26 Nov 2016 -
11:00 to 17:00
FESTIVE OPEN STUDIO
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July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2019
Cambridge Open Studios 2019
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News

SPRING OPEN STUDIO . Saturday 13th May . 12 to 5pm
Welcome to Sue Rapley's Spring Open Studio! Latest Spring collection of original paintings & gifts with special offers
SPRING OPEN STUDIO . Saturday 13th May . 12 to 5pm
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SPRING OPEN STUDIO
Welcome to Sue Rapley's first Open Studio of 2017! Celebrating the new Spring season • New paintings and special offers
SPRING OPEN STUDIO
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FESTIVE OPEN STUDIO
Welcome to my Open Studio - perfect for unique and individual gifts for the Festive season! Proudly supporting local Cambridge charity Tom's Trust
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oil painting, ink and watercolour
Capturing the essence of a moment in nature with vibrant and expressive sea & landscape paintings. Contemporary garden studio, easy parking
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Hello and a warm welcome to my Cambridge Open Studios page! I would love to share a little more of my creative journey with you.

I am a contemporary artist, inspired by the wild beauty of the natural landscape, which I believe brings nourishment, joy and peace to our lives. Living just outside the historic city of Cambridge, with my husband, daughter, and our two border terriers, I work from a beautiful light-filled garden studio. 

Inspiration for my work is found daily - from my walks with the dogs in the meadows near my home, to travelling further afield to the sea and coastline - I have always been fascinated with the ever-changing natural world around me. Exploring with all my senses, this is where my creative practice begins.

Back in the studio, the very act of painting is like a meditation practice as my mind becomes absorbed in the process. Painting predominately with oils, I translate these natural influences in an expressive way, using my visual memory and emotions to capture the essence of a moment in nature - to create a response, a feeling, an emotion. Building layers and textures with strokes of my palette knife I create movement and a sense of actually being there in the landscape. The collections of original paintings that I produce seek to capture a fusion of my vibrant colour palette, and a feeling of sensitivity with the viewer.

Developing my skills and exploring the painting process has played an important role throughout my creative life.  From my student days at art school in Brighton, to more recently on an expressive landscape course in Cornwall, I have had the opportunity to experiment and nurture my painting practice with more fluid pieces of work. 

My work can be seen at galleries and art events across the UK. I am represented by VK Gallery, The Darryl Nantais Gallery, and The Robin's Nest Gallery in Berkshire. My clients include both private and corporate collectors including Addenbrooke's Arts who acquired two paintings from my Spring 2017 collection for a new Treatment Unit at the hospital.

I am also a member of Independent Cambridge and other local network groups.  My watercolour work can also be seen in the highly acclaimed Cambridge Art Book. As well as producing my own collections of paintings I work on commissioned pieces too. For more information please visit my or to arrange an appointment.

I regularly host events from my studio, and welcome the opportunity to share my art with you in person. For full details of upcoming shows and exclusive subscriber offers sign up to my newsletter via my website. I would also love to connect with you on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, sharing my creative journey through my posts and conversations.

This July 2019, I am exhibiting from my new contemporary garden studio, showing my latest collections of artworks, prints and gifts.