Susan Hipgrave’s sculptural and painterly process references 19th century ornithological and botanical illustrative texts. Painting on what she calls a ‘circular canvas’, Hipgrave executes, through fine fluid black linear work, a resurrection of the intricacies of forgotten scientific illustration. Her detailed and delicate paintings link the past to the present in her attempt to understand the natural in an increasingly unnatural world.
Susan Hipgrave has been exhibiting her exquisite paintings in Australia, Hong Kong, Scotland and France and has been included in group exhibitions in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh and at the prestigious Fondation d’entreprise Bernardaud in Limoges, France. Hipgrave’s work is held in significant private and corporate collections both in Australia and Internationally.