Susan Abbs
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Urban Sketches

Sketches done free hand and in situ 

My Events

Repeats every day until Fri Nov 30 2018.
29 Oct 2018 - 09:00 to 23:00
Skygazing in Balzano's
Repeats every day until Sat Mar 03 2018.
5 Feb 2018 - 08:30 to 17:30
Skygazing in Balzano's
Skygazing in Balzano's
Christmas Open Studio in Cambridge
26 Nov 2017 - 15:00 to 19:00
Christmas Open Studio in Cambridge
Christmas Open Studio in Cambridge
Susan Abbs - Cambridge Art Fair
Repeats every 3 days until Sun Nov 12 2017.
10 Nov 2017 - 11:00 to 18:30
Susan Abbs - Cambridge Art Fair
Susan Abbs - Cambridge Art Fair

July Open Studios

paintings, drawings & ipad art
Lights and colours... a moment in time.
  • Commissions Taken
  • Visitors All Year
  • Tuition Given

Originally from Singapore, I have lived in the UK for over 20 years.


In 2012, I became the first local Artist in Residence at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham.


Skygazing, my latest series, arose from my move to Cambridge 6 years ago.  Having lived in cities, surrounded by skyscrapers most of my life, the huge expense of sky over the flat Cambridgeshire landscape overwhelmed and frightened me.  I eventually grew to love it, and now finds peace and inspiration in the spectacular daily vista.  Skygazing is an escape and a reaction to the chaos and anarchy of today's world - Brexit, Trump, terrorism, jingoism etc.  In the midst of the maelstorm, there is serenity in nature.  The skygazing series are created by painting many layers of oil on copper, then rubbed and scratched to expose the shiny copper underneath.

Skygazing skyscape sunset Cambridge ladnscape

My other passion is lifedrawing which I have be practising for over 20 years.  I teach and run a lifedrawing group in Cambridge.  

Pink Nude figurative art lifedrawing

My latest passion is creating art on iPad.  It gives me the freedom to experiment and play.  And it’s very portable which is perfect for sketching on locations.  All my iPad urban sketches are done live on location.   

 Towards King’s Parade iPad art

My latest work can been found on Instagram and Facebook: susanabbsart