Sue Moffitt

About the Artist

“I am passionate about art and its potential to express emotion, feelings or words.  It is this channel that allows me to address issues that impact daily life. I was brought up on a large dairy farm, and have lived in the country all my life. I am “at home” in the countryside and therefore my art reflects this rural ethos.   The  cow “portraits” came about because I helped on the family farm with the milking;   their individuality was something that I grew to love about them”.

Sue was born near Corbridge, Northumberland and grew up on a dairy farm.  Her family have been farming for generations, originating from Hunday Farm, near Workington, Cumbria.  Sue owns and runs fifiefofum, a rural art gallery and centre for creative workshops, on the family farm   in Northumberland.   Her work has been shown in many venues throughout the North East, which have created a demand for her unique cow portraits. Sue’s work has covered installation and video, but it is paint that draws her most.

Most recently Sue has produced a body of work focusing on African Animals. These works mark a transition from her painterly portraits of cows and other domestic animals for which she is predominately known. The paintings are a result of a recent trip to South Africa in 2013. At the Kruger national park Sue witnessed at first hand the ‘Big Five’, the African elephant, rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, leopard and lion roaming wild. It is Sue’s upbringing and delicate portraits of cows that has lead to her ability to capture these animals sensitivity and distinctive personalities.

Daphne-1

Daphne
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size Framed: 7
60mm x 920mm
POA

lettie

Lettie
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size Framed: 940mm x 740mm
POA

ghost

Ghost
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size Framed: 1040mm x 1040mm
 POA

rose

Rose
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size Framed: 
960mm x 960mm
POA

tannie

Tannie
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 760mm x 760mm
POA

Misty
Misty

Oil & Artists Pen on Canvas
Size Unframed: 
710mm x 710mm
SOLD

 

echo

Echo
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size Unframed: 840mm x 840mm
SOLD

belvadear and asterhope
Belvadear & Asterlope

Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 
910mm x 910mm
SOLD

Kirsteen
Kirsten

Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 
800mm x 800mm
SOLD

Dotty
Dotty

Oil & Artists Pen on Canvas
Size Unframed: 
710mm x 710mm
SOLD

breeze 3
Breeze

Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 
870mm x 810mm
SOLD

Roxetta
Roxetta

Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed:
 760mm x 760mm
SOLD