Selfmade Music
art gallery

One of the ways Selfmade Music raises money for its projects is by selling works of art by the Artistic Director, Susie Self. She has been painting for many years, often whilst away on tour. Selfmade Music has held many exhibitions, which have helped fund productions, performances, projects, CD production and administrative costs.

 

To look at work which is still available but not in the current exhibition, please click on "art gallery archive", above.

 

Please make sure you click on the thumbnail image in order to get the best view of each painting.

 

Sales of paintings, cards and CDs in the exhibition have already raised a further £725 for future projects of Selfmade Music.

 

You can always buy online using PayPal. We will contact you to make arrangements for delivery or pickup. However, if you want to maximise the amount of funds generated for Selfmade Music and its projects, a cheque to the address on the "contact" page combined with your details will save us the hefty PayPal commission. And we will thank you for your thoughtfulness!

 

Please click on a thumbnail to enlarge the image
Driftwood
dimension:  h 30cm x w 30cm
medium:  oil
price:  £45.00
sale status:  sold
Mimosa Swirl
dimension:  h 43cm x w 33cm
medium:  Oil pastel on paper
price:  £75.00
sale status:  for sale

Blakeney Point Dawn
dimension:  h 43cm x w 33cm
medium:  Oil pastel on paper
price:  £75.00
sale status:  sold
Blakeney Sunset
dimension:  h 41cm x w 41cm
medium:  acrylic
price:  £75.00
sale status:  sold
Le Triomphe de Paris
dimension:  h 43cm x w 33cm
medium:  Oil pastel on paper
price:  £75.00
sale status:  for sale

Snow Flowers
dimension:  h 43cm x w 33cm
medium:  Oil pastel on paper
price:  £75.00
sale status:  for sale

Summer Flowers
dimension:  h 43cm x w 33cm
medium:  Oil pastel on paper
price:  £75.00
sale status:  for sale

By the Sea
dimension:  h 43cm x w 33cm
medium:  Oil pastel on paper
price:  £75.00
sale status:  for sale

Subterranean Depths
dimension:  h 43cm x w 33cm
medium:  Oil pastel on paper
price:  £75.00
sale status:  sold
Sea Heather
dimension:  h 43cm x w 33cm
medium:  Oil pastel on paper
price:  £75.00
sale status:  for sale

Skyros Town Bay
dimension:  h 43cm x w 33cm
medium:  Oil pastel on paper
price:  £75.00
sale status:  for sale

Skyros Deep
dimension:  h 43cm x w 33cm
medium:  Oil pastel on paper
price:  £75.00
sale status:  sold
Blakeney Point 2
dimension:  h 77cm x w 77cm
medium:  acrylic
price:  £75.00
sale status:  for sale

Sea Smile
dimension:  h 0cm x w 0cm
medium:  oil
price:  £125.00
sale status:  sold
Sea-sunk City
dimension:  h 62cm x w 46cm
medium:  oil
price:  £125.00
sale status:  for sale

Log Quaternity
dimension:  h 15cm x w 77cm
medium:  oil on wood
price:  £125.00
sale status:  for sale

Atsitsa Island
dimension:  h 40cm x w 40cm
medium:  oil
price:  £125.00
sale status:  for sale

Blakeney Wave
dimension:  h 30cm x w 80cm
medium:  acrylic
price:  £150.00
sale status:  sold
Water Rising
dimension:  h 77cm x w 77cm
medium:  acrylic
price:  £225.00
sale status:  for sale

Water Tapestry
dimension:  h 91cm x w 36cm
medium:  oil
price:  £250.00
sale status:  for sale

Purbeck Hills
dimension:  h 92cm x w 57cm
medium:  oil
price:  £350.00
sale status:  for sale

Whichever Way You Will
dimension:  h 71cm x w 71cm
medium:  oil
price:  £350.00
sale status:  for sale

Stiffkey Marshes
dimension:  h 82cm x w 82cm
medium:  oil
price:  £350.00
sale status:  for sale

Sea Flowers
dimension:  h 77cm x w 77cm
medium:  acrylic
price:  £375.00
sale status:  for sale

Lake Lily
dimension:  h 77cm x w 77cm
medium:  oil
price:  £400.00
sale status:  for sale

Greek Rain
dimension:  h 82cm x w 82cm
medium:  oil
price:  £450.00
sale status:  for sale

Volcanic Island
dimension:  h 82cm x w 82cm
medium:  oil
price:  £450.00
sale status:  for sale

Beyond Blakeney
dimension:  h 94cm x w 94cm
medium:  oil
price:  £450.00
sale status:  for sale

Systemic Order
dimension:  h 86cm x w 86cm
medium:  oil
price:  £500.00
sale status:  sold
Moonsunk
dimension:  h 200cm x w 200cm
medium:  acrylic
price:  £850.00
sale status:  for sale

Dream Forest
dimension:  h 183cm x w 153cm
medium:  oil
price:  £950.00
sale status:  for sale

Although in earlier years she ranged widely in her approach, with many representational works in her portfolio, Susie’s style in recent paintings is now more consistently abstract. An attractive and accessible colour sense informs her explorations of shapes and ideas which seem perpetually on the verge of suggesting something concrete, but which ultimately refer to nothing but themselves and their perpetual mutual dance.

 

In some recent paintings she has developed a style of "abstract fantasy landscapes", which are either completely imaginary or only very loosely based on an existing scene. Devoid of figures, buildings or natural fauna, the theoretical line of horizon allows her to play with colour, shape and density within a perspective that has no readily available sense of scale. Indeed, perspective itself becomes an object of play, contradictions and confusions within the imaginary scene drawing the viewer into ultimately unresolvable participation.

 

Having experimented with large canvases she now prefers the practicality and intimacy of small-to-medium sizes and produces many of them during her tours with opera companies in the U.K. and abroad. Again largely for practical reasons, acrylic is her current medium of choice, although she returns regularly to the medium of oil when at home. Recently she has done a number of ‘mandala’ installations and is now undertaking private commissions in outdoor settings such as gardens.


If you are interested in buying any painting shown here which is marked for sale, or would like to commission an outdoor mandala installation, please contact the artist, Susie Self, via email: selfmademusic@aol.com. It is also possible to arrange a viewing of her many other paintings, to do this please ring 020-8959-7370.