John Silk and Sue Silk

14–19 November 2022

PV 15 November 2022, 18.30–20.30 pm


Works are available to purchase from Monday 31 October, 2 weeks prior to the opening of the exhibition. To purchase a work, please email with the title(s) of the piece(s) you are interested in.

John Silk. STUBAITAL, AUSTRIA, 1. 2014. Oil on board. 40.3 x 53.5 cm

John Silk

John Silk was taught to draw and paint from an early age by his father who was an able amateur painter and printmaker. Although John won art prizes at school, he was dissuaded from going to art school and instead read Engineering at Imperial College, and Management at Cranfield. He worked in the engineering industry for 20 years until a takeover in 1987. He then became involved in art dealing and started painting landscapes in watercolour and gouache full time in 1990, and had a number of exhibitions in London. A move to Hampshire in 2006 rather curtailed his painting, but he continues, painting mainly in oils.

The exhibition shows John’s landscapes painted in oils in the last 18 years based on sketches and material collected on travels worldwide, together with some recent work done during lockdown of subjects local to their home in Hampshire.

John Silk: Catalogue of Works

Sue Silk. PEONIES IN A GLASS BOWL 2022. Oil on canvas. 48 x 48cm

Sue Silk

Sue Silk trained and worked initially as a nurse, before changing careers and training to be a solicitor. She specialised in clinical negligence and any artistic output occurred through cookery and gardening.

In 2018, whilst on holiday in Malaysia, Sue picked up pencil and paper and was hooked. She began her training as a figurative fine artist at London Fine Art Studios in September that year.

Sue paints in oils, and her interests lie in still life and flowers, all of which she paints from life. She loves nature and what is around her. She is particularly inspired by great flower painters such as Henri Fantin Latour, Antonio Lopez Garcia, and Kathleen Speranza, with whom she has taken workshops.

Sue Silk: Catalogue of Works