Qube is hosting an exhibition of works throughout June by Oswestry-born artist Sue Owen.

After studying at Queens Park and Oswestry, she then went on to study art at Shrewsbury, London and Bristol where Sue found an affinity with printmaking.

Curated by her family, the exhibition is a result of her learning and exploration of the printmaking process. Using a wide arrangement of tools for mark-making, Sue experimented with the interactions of mark and ink to create texture and mass; from veiled echoes of a forgotten past to weighted, formless darkness. she was inspired by nature, light, architecture and her own interactions and place within this world.

Following her studies, Sue spent time at Spike Print Studio before setting up her own studio. She developed her understanding of monoprint and drypoint and began working in collagraph and chine-colle, allowing her to break further away from line into a space created purely through layered mass.

Sue also spent time with artist Peter Ford, learning the process of paper making. She was captured by the fragility of the handmade surface, becoming as much a feature of the work as the printed image.

The work on display is a small window into Sue's creative process, much of it unfinished to her.

She thrived on the exploration and experimentation of the construction and breakdown of form. She would continue to develop and transform a single piece of work, time and time again.

The signed and edition pieces are works she considered finished, or at least that they had been through a journey enough to reflect her own personal journey.

Sue died in March 2016 at the age of 55 from anorexia. Although she could not overcome her lifelong disease, the later years of her life were her most creative.

She was restless in her pursuit of understanding – reading, researching, observing, creating.

Sue Owen – In Memory is on display at Qube's balcony gallery until June 30. For more information please contact Qube on 01691 656882 or visit www.qube-oca.org.uk