Suzanne Abell

Born in Rotterdam in 1964, Suzanne emigrated with her family to Zimbabwe when she was four.  She attended school there until the age of 16, before coming to UK.  Suzanne trained as a dentist specialising in oral surgery and practised in Oxford.

She came to art later in life after becoming increasingly interested in form and movement. Knowledge of anatomy has helped her to understand the power of muscles and the bone structure within.

Suzanne returns to Africa frequently and her deep love of the continent has prompted sculptures of some of her favourite animals, such as elephants and giraffe – usually in motion.

In 2020, Suzanne was accepted to the Heatherley School of Fine Art in London where she completed a two year diploma in figurative sculpture. She has now started her Masters at Central St Martins this year.  The MA focuses on the relationship between art and science and developing a practice which explores the connections between the two.

Suzanne has had work accepted on to the Oxford Art Society’s Open Exhibition annually since 2019.  She was also a finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020 competition.  Suzanne continues to push the boundaries and create exciting and original work often with an environmental or conservation bias.

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