A theatre director for many years, she now works in textiles and film making, mainly in the North of England. As an artist, her primary focus is in textiles, creating abstract urban landscapes influenced by the city around her. She also has extensive experience of creating socially engaged work, in both textile and film, with diverse groups of participants. Sue has developed her own mixed media process that combines paint, print and prominently hand stitch. Whilst the final pieces are often abstract, they are based on observation of the world around her. Her current work is about a city that is changing and modernising, she is interested ultimately in our place in the world: where and what we call home and how the physical and changing nature of that impacts on us over time. Sue is drawn to the accidental marks, patina and general wear and tear of this urban space where she records the abstract marks of the city. She is drawn to the gritty rather than the pretty, the worn and used in contrast with the new.