Born in Johannesburg and now living in Cape Town, after school Susan embarked on a career in interior design, quickly moving into the corporate and commercial design sector. Clients such as USA embassy, Johnson & Johnson and SAB are amongst the many blue chip companies she contracted to. Susan picked up her first palette knife in February 2014 and is completely self-taught.
Influences: Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Henry Moore and locally, Simon Stone and Jean Welz. Susan is currently making art from trash. Much of her work is a social commentary and she produces art that offers a controversial view of world affairs. By far one of her greatest creative influencers is her mother (Marta Proctor). Her artistic style can be described as abstract expressionism. “I use life experiences and inspiration from my travels and love for all things natural” says Proctor Hume of her work.
Mediums: Oil on canvas, watercolor, collages, monotype prints, art on glass, Perspex, found things, acrylic & foils.
Susan has a sought after list of clients and her paintings are in homes in Australia, France, USA and UK and South Africa.