Susan Kester

Currently teaching:

Portfolio Preparation - Observational Skills
(Sun 16th October, 12pm - 3pm, £40)

Portfolio Preparation - Sketchbooks
(Sun 30th October, 12pm - 3pm, £40)

Portfolio Preparation - Working to a Brief
(Sun 13th November, 12pm - 3pm, £40)

Susan Kester


Susan is a practicing artist with a BA Fine Art from Goldsmith’s University, a Post Graduate Printmaking Diploma from the Central School of Art and Design and an MA Drawing for Fine Art Practice from Oxford Brookes University.   She began teaching in Los Angeles, working as Visual Art Department Head at The McGroarty Art Centre and became a visiting artist in many schools across the city.  On returning to the UK she continued with her own studio practice, alongside working part-time for Other Criteria, the publishing company co-founded by Damien Hirst.

In her most recent drawings the focus has been on closely observed objects found when out walking.  On occasion these are combined with other objects that have been in the studio for years. The final images are purposefully ambiguous residing somewhere between the familiar and the unknown.