14 December 2008

Art and Stuff - Suzy Ripley

Suzy is a dear friend - she was the first person I befriended via the internet almost eight years ago back when our sole internet access was via an NTL tv set-top box. It is a friendship that was not dimmed by her actually meeting me in the flesh!

Venus on Vacation

Suzy was a muralist, undertaking a large number of community projects, including Venus on Vacation for the Methodist Housing Association on Birkenhead. It is still there in all its glory over a decade later, long after most community art projects would have been graffitied back to the Stone Age! Sadly her gallery, Spice in Birkenhead, did not last so long.

Shankly, Paisley and Fagin

Her most lucrative contract though was to create a series of murals for Liverpool FC back in 1992 but my favourite work was a portrait she did for me of the not-wife. It is based on Waterhouse's Ophelia and has pride of place in our living room (Did I get some brownie points off the not-wife for that prezzie!).

The not-wife

After a break of a few years Suzy is back working. Her most recent work is a set of Christmas murals for a library in Bebbington.

Suzy has now created a website to showcase her work. If you are looking to commission work, be it a portrait or reasonably priced but very distinctive cushion covers and wall hangings I would strongly recommend you contact her. Suzy also provides reasonably priced IT advice. If you are in the Liverpool area I would once again highly recommend her services.


Dragonstar said...

Her work is very attractive. I love the not-wife portrait. I hope she does well.

jams o donnell said...

\Tjanks Dragonstar. Glad you like it!

CherryPie said...

The Murals are sure to be a hit, I especially like the last one of the two!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Cherie. Glad you like them

Devika Jyothi said...

She seems a good artist..I liked murals...

I live far off; but thank you Jams for the website link.


jams o donnell said...

Thanks for your kind words Devika