Sue Tatham - Biography

  • I work full-time as an artist from my studio in Saint Helena Bay and am married with 2 lovely adult daughters.
  • I acknowledged my artistic creativity as a tiny tot – I came with it - and my artistic career began after graduating, in 1980. My home is centred around the living and breathing passion for art and family.
  • Portraits and figurative artworks including nudes are my speciality.
  • Oils, watercolour, drawing, and photography are my favoured media.
  • Have held 7 solo shows as well as participated in numerous group exhibitions.
  • My art has been represented in several collections, exhibitions, and publications over the years.
  • I achieved significant artistic recognition, notably as finalist or award winner in several other prestigious art competitions, a residency in Paris, and am an honours graduate with distinctions from Michaelis, UCT.
  • Highlighted merits include being juried as a finalist in the top 5% in the SPI SA National Portrait Award in 2013; and a finalist in the TB Finlayson Art Award, 2014 Hermanus FynArts.
  • Love people and animals and accept commissions. Work from life …. this is a passion.