Susan Dunster paints in a fluid, fragmented and abstract manner. She weaves vibrant colours and shapes across the surface so that things dissolve into each other. Susan seeks to express a deeper emotional and spiritual reality beneath the surface appearance of things.Her childhood influences were her mother and grandmother, both avid craftswomen, whose skillfull hands wove in colour and stitches. Other influences include post-impressionist and early modernist painters, both French and English. From New Zealand, Frances Hodgkins and from America, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler.Susan’s exhibition history dates from the early 1990s and she has exhibited regularly, both in solo and group shows since then. Works are held in collections in New Zealand, Australia and abroad.Studio visits are welcome at her home on the Coromandel Peninsula. Please phone first to arrange a time – 027 6387 695.