Artist Sue Helmot is a landscape painter in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia’s North. An insatiable curiosity and fascination with land forms is the main source of inspiration for her work. Living and working within the landscape itself, Sue is constantly witnessing and absorbing the ever-changing light, colours, textures and patterns that emerge.
“To be alone with my paints on land recognised as the oldest piece of the earth’s crust is exhilarating. The more time that I spend observing, the more the landscape reveals about itself.”
Sue practice balances field trips with studio work. Her impressionistic paintings are made on location and from memory. Through expressive palette knife, thinly veiled brushwork, layers of oils wet over dry, new over aged, exploring endless possibilities with colour and texture. Sue describes her paintings as intended to create a nuance of sensations and feelings, bringing the viewer into the experience. Devoted to expanding on her comprehensive body of work, Sue continues to traverse Australian landscapes, exploring new environments and ideas.
Sue has had two successful solo exhibitions. Her works have been featured on Yagan Square digital tower in Perth. Sue was invited to undertake residencies with the Gascoyne Food Council and has featured in Ripe Magazine and ABC National Rural News. Trained in Melbourne, Sue holds a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria College of the Arts. Her work has been acquired by collectors in Europe and Australia.