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hi, i'm susan parry
I'm an artist based in South Manchester, where I share my small studio with my little cat Ruby. Originally hailing from Oldham in North Manchester, I have been drawing and painting since I was six years old. For many years I was a project architect for the university in Brighton where my artist's impressions of forthcoming buildings helped clients to visualise their new projects.
I will always be grateful to my late father for encouraging me in my art from an early age. He himself was a gifted oil painter and violinist – when he wasn't teaching science.
I'm often inspired by soaking up the village atmosphere in Chorlton Green. I love to paint the shops and pubs on Beech Road and the local parks. My paintings evoke a time when life passed more slowly. A time when we could look up to enjoy the details on a building or stop to appreciate the people around us.
Teaching and sharing the love of art
Having painted for nearly 60 years I love to pass on my love of drawing, painting, and see the world afresh through the eyes of an artist. I teach art at the local social support charity Chorlton Good Neighbours.