Author: sularubens


  In autumn 2017, Sula Rubens began a series of paintings which had been on her mind a while. The working title for this series is Kin. The paintings and drawings are about the current displacement of many people and the sadness of being away […]

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The cricket figures intrigued Sula as she began to draw at matches. She has been working with them alongside the musicians at Potton Hall where she is Artist in Residence. At first these outdoor moving figures seemed to inhabit a completely other world to that […]

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Since 2010 Sula has regularly drawn and painted the musicians as they rehearse for recordings and concerts at Potton Hall Classical Recording Studio in Suffolk. Click on the images to view in more detail Click on images to enlarge. Click again for close up detail. […]

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In 1999 Sula moved to the East Coast. This coast with its tides, erosions, reed marshes, ships and the everchanging light had a strong influence on her work. In the paintings, prints and collages she often incorporated references to objects such as photographs, postcards, printed […]

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Coming to live for the first time in deep rural Suffolk, after the cities of Europe, Sula found herself experiencing her surroundings as a traveller might. The work she made there (1996 – 1999) was in response to cottages with small windows, butterflies arranged on […]

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Sula Rubens lived in Poland for a year (1994 – 1995), long enough to absorb and work with the stimulating atmosphere there at that time. The drawings, paintings and prints she made in her Gdansk studio give an insite to her reactions to the city, […]

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These interiors were made in response to the Westerkerk in Amsterdam where Sula spent two months as Artist in Residence in 1993. Click on images to enlarge. Click again for close up detail. More images can be seen on this link to flickr and view the […]

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Landscape is a subject Sula Rubens revisits periodically. She has made painting trips of up to 6 months to work in the Spanish Pyrennees, France, Greece, Turkey and Ireland. Click on images to enlarge. Click again for close up detail. More images can be found […]

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Interior with Figures is a series of works on paper made while living in an ancient farmhouse in the Dordogne, France in 1992. Initially, the intention was to paint outside in the landscape there. However the early spring was cold and wet and Sula found […]

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