Waxing lyrical about art

MHDE'Sue Bartlett
MHDE'Sue Bartlett

An artist who uses beeswax and glass in her creations will be displaying some of her work in Daventry.

Sue Bartlett, who lives in the West Midlands, will be visiting the Evergreen Art Cafe in Sheaf Street on Saturday, February 23.

There will be a number of her 3D art creations available to see while she will also be on hand to answer questions aout them.

Talking about the inspiration for her art work, Sue said: “I went off and did some travelling for around six months and went to a lot of different parts of the world and that is what I have been inspired by.

“When I got back to this country, did a fine art degree and then took my work to a gallery which they liked, it kind of snowballed from there.”

She also talked about the unusual material that she uses to create her work.

Sue added: “Because you are working with a material like the beeswax and glass, you are not quite sure exactly what the end result is.

“I will always do a rough sketch but I never know precisely how it is going to turn out until I have finished it.

“I quite like the freeform and the unpredictability of the finished piece.”

She was full of praise for the art cafe as well.

Sue said: “I guess that Simon saw some of my work in another gallery, liked it and decided to get in touch.

“I have been to the cafe often and I really love it in there. It is a very relaxed environment and gives you a very different way of looking at art.

“It can be a bit intimidating to go into a gallery so it is a very different way to experience the art.

“I am looking forward to having the work displayed at the venue.”

The event, runs from 11am to 3pm and admission is free of charge. For further information call the cafe on 01327 878117 or visit 

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