Susan Deakin’s drawings and prints reflect a long connection with the countryside of the South Hams, home for most of her life. Attention to the ‘local’ has been fundamental for this artist.
Close observation and a deep appreciation of what goes on in her garden and allotment result not only in plentiful, varied food, but also a nurturing of the spirit and the soil.
In the cultivation of food plants, she finds aesthetic delights that move her to forge links between the roles of gardener and artist.
Her work uses many media, sometimes using plants themselves, to present a small part of the natural world for the consideration of the viewer.