Biography

susannah mortensen

Susannah Mortensen grew up in Kenya on a ranch in Northern Laikipia. For 38 years, she lived on another ranch in the same area whilst her children were growing up, painting for shows in Kenya and a few overseas!

She has also taught in a primary school running the art room for the children on this ranch which was very enjoyable and fulfilling.

Susannah was educated in Kenya and Britain, attending Chelsea College of Art for a BA course. In Painting and Printing and Lithography (1972-76). She then progressed to the Slade School of Art, part of London University for an MA course in Fine Art( Painting and Printmaking) (1976-78).

Susannah paints mainly in watercolours and oils but also charcoal, encompassing landscape,  people, wildlife and flowers. She has been very inspired by the wonderful landscape of her native area! 

 

Exhibitions

2017 La RUstique Restaurant, Nanyuki
2016 November: Muthaiga Club, Nairobi
2015 October: Soames Hotel
  April: Mixed Show at One Stop, Nanyuki
2014 October: The Tin Roof Cafe, Karen, Nairobi
2013 November: Muthaiga Club, Nairobi
  Cape Chestnut, Nanyuki
2012 October: Richard Beers Gallery, London
  March: Lisa Christoffersen’s Home Gallery, Nairobi lisa@africaonline.co.ke +254 (0) 722703264
2011 Lily Pond Gallery, Nanyuki
2010 10 The Gallery, Royal Crescent, Edinburgh
  Talisman Restaurant, Karen, Nairobi
2008 House of Treasures, Nairobi
  Museum of Modern Art, Nairobi
2007 Muthaiga Club, Nairobi
2006 Bourne Fine Art Gallery, Edinburgh
2004 Commonwealth Institute, London
2002 Race Course Gallery, Nairobi
2001 Village Market Gallery, Nairobi
1999 Exhibition with Timothy Brookes, Nairobi
1997 Mixed Show, Nairobi
1994 Karen Dairy, Karen, Nairobi
1990 British Institute, Nairobi
1988 New Stanley Hotel, Nairobi
1987 Mixed Show, Belfast, Northern Ireland
1986 Gordon Gallery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland