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About Sue Podbery

“Farming is an ever evolving Industry but at its core, it is man working the land.”

In the summer months, country shows and Steam Fairs all over the country draw visitors in to gaze upon the history of British Agriculture- alongside the new modern giants.  My paintings have also evolved and the new giants of the land, Massey Fergusons, John Deeres and New Hollands are well represented

Modern farm machinery is impacting on our countryside as never before. Old barns are utilised as modern work places ‘with a view’. Ponds are filled in and hedges bulldozed out. Some of the pictures I paint are a reminder of the farming we grew up with: the little grey ‘Fergie’ was a revolution on the land when many of us were children. The farming revolution was so fast moving that we never imagined the changes we see today. The barns, cart sheds and day-to-day clutter that I paint are very familiar to me, as I expect they are to you.

As my painting subjects have widened, many shops, Post Offices, and Stores now stock my cards. Their customers reflect many backgrounds, not just farming and accordingly, I paint local views, wildlife, dogs and domestic animals – along with trains, classic vehicles and villages.

This website will be regularly updated to keep you in touch with my latest work. I hope you will visit often to see what’s new!             Sue Podbery

Most of my early work was of my first love, horses then years of pet portraits followed. The first tractor I painted, the grey Ferguson, opened up a new direction. Having grown up in the country, the knowledge was there, waiting to be painted: work-a-day scenes (with plenty of mud!),  the backdrop of English farm buildings which have seen generations of workers, the horseman of old, the transition of tractors and finally,  today’s giants.

The little Grey Fergie has evolved and has lots of mighty big cousins but the old and now vintage tractors, will always have a place.

I paint in watercolour and gouache, with lots of pen work. I was fortunate enough to attend Wolverhampton College of Art for part time tuition as a teenager and from there I have forged my own way.

You are welcome to buy  cards and prints from me at home in Somerset, via this web site –or from the suppliers on the links page.

My work is also  produced on Place Mats, Coasters, Mugs, Fridge Magnets, Tea Towels and Key Rings but  these items can only be purchased directly form the listed suppliers.

Framed prints and some original paintings are also available.

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