The Helmsley Galleries

Susan Brunskill

BA(Hons), MA (RCA)


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Artist: Susan Brunskill; Painting: Puissance Susan Brunskill


38 x 38 cm

Artist: Susan Brunskill; Painting: The Followers Susan Brunskill

The Followers

17 x 38 cm

Artist: Susan Brunskill; Painting: Flight Path Susan Brunskill

Flight Path

17 x 24 cm


Susan trained as an illustrator specialising in traditional animation, studying art at Barnsley College, the University of Westminster before graduating with an MA in animation at the Royal College of Art in 1991.


Her career began as an independent filmmaker and animator on works including: Animated Arias, channel idents for BBC2 and BSKY, Tears For Fears pop video, Smarties, Coco Pops and Felix cat food commercials, Peter Rabbit short films and Dorling Kindersley CD ROM Books.


More recently Susan set up her studio in North Yorkshire, where the inspiration for her paintings come from the animals, life and landscape around her.


Susan's training and her experience in illustration and animation is evident in the high level of accomplishment of her draughtsmanship and execution. In addition to this obvious technical skill her passion is in conveying a feeling and affection for her subjects:

"…to research and engage with your subject so that you add depth and insight, communicate a message, suggest character, personality or narrative. My aim is always to capture the moment…. It's impossible not to fall a little in love with your subject."

Artist: Susan Brunskill; Painting: A Country Gent Susan Brunskill

A Country Gent

19 x 36 cm


Artist: Susan Brunskill; Painting: Brigand II Susan Brunskill

Brigand II

18 x 24 cm


Artist: Susan Brunskill; Painting: Strut Susan Brunskill


20 x 34 cm


Artist: Susan Brunskill; Painting: Bowler & Growler Susan Brunskill

Bowler & Growler

Oil on canvas
24 x 34 cm

1988 - Benson and Hedges Sony Student Gold Award


Published Works
The Field 2009, 2011 Field Sports 2009, 2011

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