Susan Kester was born in the USA. As an adult she has lived and worked in London, Andalucia and Los Angeles. Now happily settled in Gloucestershire her work is concerned with creating a sense of place through both landscape and ‘found object’. This she does through the process of drawing, using the delicate possibilities of frottage, carbon paper and collage alongside the more traditional drawing materials of graphite on paper. Recently she has expanded her practice into paint where she is investigating the blurring of boundaries between memory, imagination and reality. Subsequent to her studies at Goldsmith’s University (BA Fine Art), Kester received a Post Graduate Printmaking Diploma from Central St Martins and has recently completed an MA in Drawing for Fine Art Practice from Oxford Brookes University. She also teaches freelance contemporary drawing at various venues in Gloucestershire.