Susan creates her smooth, gleaming pieces through an intuitive method which relies on happy accidents. Watching Susan’s process of pouring paint onto panels is like watching a sunset or waves gently crashing onto the shore. It is an intimate and poignant experience which results in paintings that seem untouched by human hands, as though color and light washed over the surface of the panels by magic. Susan creates an abstract world which is both calming and unafraid, adventurous in both process and experience.
Susan English's abstract paintings are concerned with color, light, and surface, and explore the properties and possibilities of materials. She has developed her own unique system of pouring paint onto panels to create luminous and evocative surfaces. The New York Times has described her work as “sublime” and “buoyant.”