Selfmade Music
art gallery

One of the ways Selfmade Music raises money for its projects is by selling works of art by the Artistic Director, Susie Self. She has been painting for many years, often whilst away on tour. Selfmade Music has held many exhibitions, which have helped fund productions, performances, projects, CD production and administrative costs.

 

To look at work which is still available but not in the current exhibition, please click on "art gallery archive", above.

 

Please make sure you click on the thumbnail image in order to get the best view of each painting.

 

Sales of paintings in the current online exhibition have already raised over £1,000 for QUILT SONG, our current project.

 

You can always buy online using PayPal. We will contact you to make arrangements for delivery or pickup. However, if you want to maximise the amount of funds generated for Selfmade Music and its projects, a cheque to the address on the "contact" page (made out to Selfmade Music) combined with your details will save us the hefty PayPal commission. And we will thank you for your thoughtfulness!

 

All paintings on canvas are sold unframed; those on paper are sold framed.

 

Please click on a thumbnail to enlarge the image
Rheingold II
dimension:  h 32cm x w 24cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £70.00
sale status:  for sale

Rheingold III
dimension:  h 32cm x w 24cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £70.00
sale status:  for sale

Rheingold IV
dimension:  h 32cm x w 24cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £70.00
sale status:  sold
Sea I
dimension:  h 32cm x w 24cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £70.00
sale status:  sold
Sea II
dimension:  h 32cm x w 24cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £70.00
sale status:  sold
Sea III
dimension:  h 32cm x w 24cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £70.00
sale status:  for sale

Sea IV
dimension:  h 32cm x w 24cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £70.00
sale status:  for sale

Skyros I
dimension:  h 24cm x w 32cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £70.00
sale status:  for sale

Skyros II
dimension:  h 24cm x w 32cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £70.00
sale status:  for sale

Skyros X
dimension:  h 24cm x w 32cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £70.00
sale status:  sold
Skyros XI
dimension:  h 24cm x w 32cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £70.00
sale status:  sold
Rheingold I
dimension:  h 30cm x w 42cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £90.00
sale status:  for sale

Skyros VII
dimension:  h 30cm x w 42cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £90.00
sale status:  sold
Skyros VIII
dimension:  h 30cm x w 42cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £90.00
sale status:  for sale

Skyros IX
dimension:  h 30cm x w 42cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £90.00
sale status:  for sale

Homage to Hockney
dimension:  h 42cm x w 30cm
medium:  acrylic on paper (framed)
price:  £90.00
sale status:  sold
Skyros III
dimension:  h 31cm x w 61cm
medium:  acrylic on canvas
price:  £125.00
sale status:  for sale

Skyros IV
dimension:  h 31cm x w 61cm
medium:  acrylic on canvas
price:  £125.00
sale status:  for sale

Skyros V
dimension:  h 31cm x w 61cm
medium:  acrylic on canvas
price:  £125.00
sale status:  for sale

Skyros VI
dimension:  h 31cm x w 61cm
medium:  acrylic on canvas
price:  £125.00
sale status:  sold
Venice I
dimension:  h 46cm x w 88cm
medium:  oil on canvas
price:  £275.00
sale status:  for sale

Venice IV
dimension:  h 88cm x w 46cm
medium:  oil on canvas
price:  £275.00
sale status:  for sale

Venice II
dimension:  h 46cm x w 88cm
medium:  oil on canvas
price:  £275.00
sale status:  for sale

Venice III
dimension:  h 46cm x w 88cm
medium:  oil on canvas
price:  £275.00
sale status:  for sale

Cambridge I
dimension:  h 102cm x w 76cm
medium:  oil on canvas
price:  £300.00
sale status:  sold
Cambridge II
dimension:  h 102cm x w 76cm
medium:  oil on canvas
price:  £395.00
sale status:  sold
Cambridge III
dimension:  h 102cm x w 76cm
medium:  oil on canvas
price:  £395.00
sale status:  for sale

Cambridge IV
dimension:  h 102cm x w 76cm
medium:  oil on canvas
price:  £395.00
sale status:  for sale

The Artist as Alchemist
dimension:  h 102cm x w 76cm
medium:  oil on canvas
price:  £495.00
sale status:  for sale

Venice VII
dimension:  h 183cm x w 183cm
medium:  oil on canvas
price:  £900.00
sale status:  for sale

Although in earlier years she ranged widely in her approach, with many representational works in her portfolio, Susie’s style in recent paintings is now more consistently abstract. An attractive and accessible colour sense informs her explorations of shapes and ideas which seem perpetually on the verge of suggesting something concrete, but which ultimately refer to nothing but themselves and their perpetual mutual dance.

 

In some recent paintings she has developed a style of "abstract fantasy landscapes", which are either completely imaginary or only very loosely based on an existing scene. Devoid of figures, buildings or natural fauna, the theoretical line of horizon allows her to play with colour, shape and density within a perspective that has no readily available sense of scale. Indeed, perspective itself becomes an object of play, contradictions and confusions within the imaginary scene drawing the viewer into ultimately unresolvable participation.

 

Having experimented with large canvases she now prefers the practicality and intimacy of small-to-medium sizes and produces many of them during her tours with opera companies in the U.K. and abroad. Again largely for practical reasons, acrylic is her current medium of choice, although she returns regularly to the medium of oil when at home. Recently she has done a number of ‘mandala’ installations and is now undertaking private commissions in outdoor settings such as gardens.


If you are interested in buying any painting shown here which is marked for sale, or would like to commission an outdoor mandala installation, please contact the artist, Susie Self, via email: selfmademusic@aol.com. It is also possible to arrange a viewing of her many other paintings, to do this please ring 020-8959-7370.