Susan Bower RBA ROI

Susan Bower was born in 1953. After graduating in Biology and Psychology, she returned to her native Yorkshire and a lifelong love of painting.

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In 1985, she began painting professionally and was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1992 and the Royal Society of British Artists in 1998. Susan has exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy (for the last twelve years) and the Mall Galleries. She has won many awards including the Alan Gourley Memorial Award at the ROI in 2000.



Susan has gravitated towards oil painting of figures. She paints in a spontaneous and unconventional format and her tableaux of life often make sharp comments on people and the ‘human condition’. By using oils, she is able to develop the colours over a period of time – enabling her paintings to take on a life of their own.

Going Vegan

oil on board
43 x 48 cm

Pursuit of Love

oil on board
43 x 48 cm

Broaching the barrel

oil on board
43 x 48 cm

Fish Soup

oil on canvas
43 x 48 cm

Naughty Dogs

oil on board
43 x 48 cm

Wine Flights

oil on board
43 x 48 cm

Harpist at Green Cafe

oil on board
41 x 37 cm

Date Night

oil on board
41 x 37 cm

Blue Stockings

oil on canvas
435 x 35 cm

Working Breakfast

oil on board
40 x 36 cm

Empty Nesters

oil on board
40 x 36 cm