Sue Hook

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Sue Hook


For 23 years Sue was immersed in a career in illustrated non-fiction book publishing for children and adults, based in London. She commissioned artwork, wrote, edited and managed all creative departments at senior level as Managing Editor, Editorial Director and finally Publishing Director. She worked with mainstream publishers such as Conran Octopus, Hamlyn, Simon & Schuster, Century Hutchinson, Element Books and Two-Can.

In 1992 Sue won a national garden design competition and subsequently left publishing to train at the Oxford College of Garden Design. She developed her own successful design practice, which has been featured on national BBC and ITV several times and later taught studio (drawing techniques and graphic presentation) at the OCGD. In 2001 she was elected as a registered member of the prestigious Society of Garden Designers.

In May 2007 Sue moved from England to West Kerry to fulfil her long term ambition and concentrate entirely on making art.

Working in mixed media – pastel, charcoal, coloured pencils, ink and acrylics – Sue focuses on domestic livestock, both as detailed, individual studies and in the landscape, together with aerial views of the coastline, seascapes and tidepools of the Dingle Peninsula.

Her work is represented in private collections in the USA, UK and Ireland and she exhibits regularly in the UK and Ireland. She is a founder exhibitor in Gallery Nua in Brandon, County Kerry.


Winchester College of Art, UK

Intermediate Diploma

University of Reading, UK

BA (Honours), Fine Art

Society of Garden Designers UK

Registered Member 2001-2008

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