Susie Elliott was born in Fiji and is recently based in Nadi, Fiji, after years of living abroad. She trained as a visual artist at Wanganui, NZ at the UCOL where she studied printmaking. Her artistic practice explores ideas of landscapes, memories and the body.
"I'm inspired by Fiji's island landscapes. I want to examine it in a way that looks at landforms as presence or felt space. So something developed conceptually through storytelling in printmaking, paint and mixed media.
"As a painter printmaker, whether I'm painting or printing, everything starts with drawings. From here paintings and prints are developed on canvas, board or paper in oil or water-based media. I draw and paint in a semi-abstract expressionist style. I prefer woodblock printmaking to other techniques. I make pictures based on the feel of an idea. So that can influence what medium I may work with."