top of page

Suzanne Bethell

Manchester, UK

About the Artist


Colour, its capacity to excite the eye, engage the heart and awaken the soul is central to Suzanne Bethell’s art. She is interested in exploring ways in which the interaction of colour can evoke powerful, personal responses in a viewer. As an experimental, mixed media, visual artist creating paintings, assemblages and mono prints, her practice is initially intuitive, led by process and choice of colour palette. Each new series is triggered by an emotional response to a blend of internal and external stimuli such as surfacing memories and moments in time. These may in turn arise from a sense of place, a piece of poetry or music.             


Suzanne has exhibited widely throughout the UK. Successfully submitting work to an open call from the Whitworth Art Gallery, Suzanne’s painting: Moment of Balance is now available as a high quality print at the Whitworth Art Gallery shop.. Her work is in private collections nationally and internationally in Sweden, Spain, Australia and new Zealand.

Painting and creating from early childhood, Suzanne has a BA Hons in English Literature (University of York), a Foundation Degree in Art and Design - distinction (2000) and a Complete Printmaker award with Hotbed Press Salford (2018).

She is an associate member of Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and a member of Hotbed Press, Salford. Her large, light filled studio in Goyt Mill, Marple, overlooks the Manchester skyline.

Suzanne Bethell Bio pic.JPG

Solo Exhibitions
2023 Play Ground, solo exhibition, Hilton Street Gallery, Manchester
2022 Lucky Dip, Granada Foundation Galleries, HOME, Manchester
2020 Mesh, The Pilcrow, Manchester
2016 Circles Unbound,The Studios Gallery, High Peak
1995 Grandma’s Fruitbowl Pankhust Centre, Manchester
Selected Group Exhibitions
2024 Beyond the Frame, Mura Ma Gallery, Marple
2024 Out at Sea, Alone Saan 1 Manchester
2023 Print North, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester
2023 Warrington Contemporary Open, Warrington Art Gallery
2023 Edgelessness, Mura Ma Gallery, Greater Manchester
2023 Air Gallery, Greater Manchester
2022 Paper After All, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester & Royal Cambrian Wales
2022 Hotbed Press, Manchester Art Fair
2021 Summer Show, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester
2021 Royal West Of England Academy Open, Bristol
2020 Manchester Art Gallery webshop
2020 HOME, open, Manchester
2019 Winter Show, Porthminster Gallery, St Ives,Cornwall
2019 Enso (lead artist) Waterside Arts, Sale, Greater Manchester
2018 Royal Scottish Academy Open, Edinburgh
20/21 bOlder Talent development programme for contemporary artists, Castlefield Gallery
2020 Finalist, Flourish National Printmaking Award, West Yorkshire Print
2020 Finalist Home, Manchester Open

bottom of page