Susan Jacobson investigates the Australian landscape through a rigorous practice of observation and mark-making. Drawing remains central to Susan’s art practice and her response is further explored across the disciplines of collage, painting and sculpture.
The coastal fringe and hinterland of Susan’s home, act as a rich catalyst for site abstractions. Etched marks and fluid gestures intersect to track the enormity and smaller fragments of terrain. Light variations of tributaries and ocean, dense intertwined undergrowth of rainforests and the humidity of restless space, present a constant source of fascination.
For Susan the academic training received at Art School and University will be valued for life and she feels learning is perpetual. She has had significant recognition in The Visual Arts and has won many art prizes including: 29th Gold Coast Ceramics Art Award, The Manning Art Prize: Nude and Naked, Salon de Refuse Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Bay of Fires Art Award, National Still Life Award, and most recently, The Little Things Art Prize( First place Ceramics 2020).