Demesne

Demesne

You will never see the house, but the house sees all this. The estate backs into the shelter of the downs and stretches to crumble into the sea. It is old on older ground.

The gardens and landscape are interconnected, they follow the same whimsy, the unstill sphinx; Diana poised to rejoin the eternal chase of the chalk hare.

I was granted permission to go where I will. I have seen much and portrayed it faithfully. The hare will never be caught.


Curriculum vitae

Susannah Preston graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1978 gaining a First Class Honours Degree in fine art. She has since worked on a variety of projects, community artwork, private commissions, illustration work for BBC2 and HTV and NatWest Bank. Work has been shown at various galleries including The Arnolfini in Bristol. The paintings on this website are part of an ongoing body of work.


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