From Sea to Shore

Introducing our new cARTridges artist – Sue Tiffin. Sue’s art is based around her love of the sea and in creating things. She told us:

“I have enjoyed photography for many years and living in a beautiful seaside town I am spoilt for choice for stunning scenery. I love being near water and walking on the beach or by rivers, so combining this and my love of creating works well.”

Sue uses her own photos for her digital artworking. Her process involves gradually adding and adjusting filters to the image, using a software programme to add multiple layers, and then blending colours, contrasts and textures until she is happy with the result. 

Sue also creates unique jewellery from pieces of seaglass that she finds on the beach, as well as trinket dishes using ethically sourced shells.

“Sea glass is basically rubbish that’s been discarded into the sea, so perfectly OK to remove from the beach. Tumbled over many years until smooth, literally recycled by the waves into the beautiful little gems we find washed up on our shore, each piece is wonderfully unique. The scallop shells I use are ethically sources, having already been used for food purposes, as in restaurants and farm shops, and are not taken from the beach.”

Pop into our Cowick Street office to see our new exhibition of Sue’s work. You can also see more of Sue’s work on her Facebook page and Etsy.

How to take part in our Local Art Scheme

You can find out more about cARTridges, our local art exhibition scheme, here.

If you’re interested in exhibiting your work with us, please get in touch with:

  • Your name, email, telephone number and address
  • A digital sample of your artwork or a link to your social media so we can get a feel for your style
  • Your social media handles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)

Please send the above information via email to: