It’s a long journey from Bedford’s Cheese Kitchen to the prestigious Fifth Floor Restaurant at Knightsbridge’s Harvey Nichols store but it is one which artist Sue Hall has made with her striking and colourful abstract art.
Sue, of Thor Drive, Bedford, was contacted by Gregory Hamilton, general manager of Harvey Nichols, London and asked if she would like to showcase a selection of her paintings in the restaurant.
She, whose first public exhibition was as artist of the month in the Castle Road, Bedford, restaurant 18 months ago, said: “It didn’t take long to think about accepting. It has all happened quite quickly.”
It is going to be a busy few months for the artist, who is rapidly gathering supporters around the world following her participation in the Lights in the Winter exhibition at La Galleria Pall Mall in London’s west end in December last year.
Two of her paintings will be on display alongside works by David Hockney and Joan Miró at the launch exhibition at the new CO3 Gallery in Colchester, Essex, from April 26-May 23 and she will also be showing at the Breathe exhibition on May 7 - 8 being staged by Whitepeaks Fine Art and held at Trinity Buoy Wharf near London’s Canary Wharf.
Sue, who is perhaps best known in Bedford for setting up and running The Kiln paint your own pottery studio in Ram Yard, has also just completed a commission for a private client and hopes to do more in the future.