Susan Liggett is a painter surfacing from a period of research and reflection. This has resulted in her practice engaging a broader range of interests and purposes in which she is exhibiting in new and different contexts. Her work explores personal memory within the traditional genres of landscape, figure and still life painting and she is also gaining recognition for her collaborative film work with artist Karen Heald. She is intrigued by the notion of psychological resonance that she describes as an echo in the mind generated from the experience of the world that often feels richer that the experience itself. She is interested in the numerous sites involved in the production of painting and has devised a conceptual framework for the creative process that locates the notion of ‘psychological Resonance’ in relation to artworks. This research has led to projects in the field of arts in health.
In 2013 her project collaborating with artist Karen Heald titled In-between-ness concluded with an exhibition at Oriel Sycharth and a website (www.in-between-ness.co.uk). The research involved artists working creatively with patients who use video to create artworks for exhibition. The project also provided data for analytical research into notions of self during the treatment of depression. In 2014 she was shortlisted for the Lynn Painter-Stainer prize for painting.
Susan has a PhD from the University of Wales 2008, an Post Graduate Diploma in Painting (MA) from the Royal Academy Schools London 1994 and a BA(Hons) from Nottingham Trent University 1989. She also a part time Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Glyndwr University.