Sue Cave trained at Grimsby School of Art and Kingston-on-Thames College of Art and Design. On completing a BA Hons in Fine Art, she moved to Oxford and has lived and worked in Oxfordshire ever since (see Biography).
Sue works in oils, water-colour and various drawing media as well as wood engraving. She presently shares a studio complex with five other artists at Kirtlington Park.
Sue’s work has been shown at various galleries and museums including the Piccadilly Gallery, London; Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford; Oxfordshire County Museum, Woodstock; Halifax House, Oxford; Plymouth Art Gallery and Museum; the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; the Fine Art Society, Glasgow; Devizes Art Gallery and Museum; the Parco Gallery, Tokyo; Bankside Gallery, London; and the Jerwood Space, London.
Sue has specialised in painting harpsichord lids and soundboards, including a new instrument commissioned by Magdalen College, Oxford. Other commissioned work includes portraits, murals and landscapes.
Her ink drawings have been printed in various private press publications, such as Simon Rae’s "Calendar" (Redlake Press, 1990) and "Listening to the Lake" (Previous Parrot press, 1993).
A pencil drawing (Nevergreen Oak 1) was selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition 2009 and the subsequent Jerwood touring exhibition.
Alongside her studio work, Sue teaches drawing and painting in adult education classes. She previously taught at Oxpens College of Further Education and now takes a weekly private class at the Tew Centre in Great Tew and a monthly life class in Gloucestershire.