Sue told of how her interest in fashion led her to London, and eventually to Goldsmiths College where she studied embroidery under the influential pioneer of textile design, Constance Howard.
After having a family, and owning a clothing manufacturing business with her husband, she returned to embroidery in 2002, gradually developing a style of textural, figurative compositions that often feature a fish.
Sue’s work reflects who she is; the daughter of a Grimsby fish merchant and a seamstress who trained professionally as a tailor. Her inspiration is drawn from her personal relationships, life observations and a pride in her heritage. Her most recent work is a personal examination of memory, self, and relationships with self.