Discover and support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’ and by exploring the OSNotts website – if physical visits become possible these will be announced here and on our social media channels.

  • Visit Susan’s Open Studio on 11-12 June, 11 to 5 (East Notts, venue 17).

    • with guests Elsa Rickett-Trueman & Mark Greene.
    • Light refreshments + Cafe nearby on the Saturday.
    • Partial Wheelchair Access – Parking available on site.

Susan Isaac - profile PAINTING & SCULPTURE
I paint and sculpt in a loose figurative style, using oils, watercolour & clay.
High Farm, 20 Main Street, UPTON  NG23 5ST
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Born in Cardiff and originally training in fine art sculpture, Susan Isaac worked as a landscape archaeologist in Shropshire and Lancashire before returning full time to painting and sculpture, based at her adoptive home in Nottinghamshire. A common thread in Susan’s work is an ‘endeavour to capture the spirit of things or places I have known, to seek to illuminate aspects of the world that have captured my imagination – to evoke feeling’.

Susan has appeared twice on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year – as a ‘wildcard’ winner in 2021 (filmed in 2020) and as a pod contestant in 2022 (filmed in 2021).



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Susan’s studio is a converted farm cartshed in Upton near Southwell. She also works as a plein air painter.


As a painter, Susan works mostly in oils in a loose figurative style which occasionally dissolves into the abstract elements of her compositions, combining strong drawing skills with bold use of colour and application of texture. Her subjects are mainly towns and seascapes. She loves the insistent repetitive textures of the built environment contrasting with the gentle rhythms of nature. Her coastal depictions and harbour scenes are a transposition of childhood memory onto current day experiences.

Many of Susan’s ceramic sculptures are a fusion of human and landscape forms. Hand-built stoneware geomorphic heads, referencing the mining landscapes of her birthplace, are enhanced using a variety of glazes and stains and are often wood fired to produce exciting and contrasting surfaces

If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.