As a child, Susana was always interested in drawing and painting, but it wasn’t until she was in her 40’s that she had the opportunity to study at Amersham College of Art. For four years, she studied drawing, painting and sculpture and was then awarded the Bucks. Higher Diploma in Art and Design. Since then, she has had very successful exhibitions in Henley, Oxon., and after moving to Spain, various painting exhibitions in the Barcelona area where much of her work was sold.
She remains fascinated by the human face and the myriad of emotions it can express. Her love of trees, and nature in general, is often a theme in her work, and sometimes she combines these two loves. She and her husband love to travel and some of her paintings are a result of these trips.
She now lives in Brighton with her husband, who also paints and sculpts.
Award Winning Artist
Award winning artist Serena Sussex has sold her vibrant mixed media paintings worldwide for over 30 years. Which are inspired by the love of nature, she portrays a sense of tranquillity and an air of mystery showing the wonders of nature and life. Living by the sea in Brighton is a great joy to paint the seascape throughout the seasons.
Autumn 2018 Her giant snail design ‘Quadraosnaila’ was Chosen & sponsored by the BA i360 all in aid of Martlets hospices. Her snail was inspired by the British classic film Quadrophenia, filmed in Brighton
Serena won the title of Brighton Artist of the year in 2005; which was chosen by a public vote for the winner. The winning artwork ” Woodlands Walk ” was also chosen for the front cover of the debut album for the band ‘The Love Gods’.
Twice she has painted on the BBC. 2006 she was also selected from 3000 people to recreate Holbein’s Henry VIII together with 107 other artists as part of ‘The Big Event’, which was broadcast live from Trafalgar Square, London.
Also selected to take part and paint a picture in a day with other artists, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee 2012 at Waterloo Arches, London, a pop up art exhibition was set up for 3 days and 3,000 visitors came every day to view the artists works.
‘Autumn Walk Landscape’ was selected by IKEA store as a limited edition print on canvas. It was sold for 2 years worldwide in their stores.