Pencil on paper

Drawing (details to follow for caption)


Further Information

  • Biography
  • Teaching (courses)
  • Commissions
  • Studio at Kirtlington Park


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.

Higher Education

  • 1967-1969: Grimsby School of Art
  • 1969-1972: BA Fine Art, Kingston-on-Thames Colege of Art and Design
  • 1971: won the Hilden Travel award and travelled to Egypt



  • 1973: Commission for a mural/painting for Grimsby Parish Church
  • 1974: Commissioned to paint a clavicord for Mrs Robert Goble
  • 1976: Commissioned to paint a harpsichord lid and soundboard (The Dreaming Spires) for Robert Goble & Son, Oxford (exhibited at the Early Music Festival, London, and Bruges International Early Music Festival)
  • 1979: Malvern Hills & Priory harpsichord lid and soundboard
  • 1984: Rousham Gardens harpsichord lid and soundboard
  • 2000: Commissioned to paint a new harpsichord for Magdalen College, Oxford
  • 2006: Commissioned by Robert Gilchrist to decorate a harpsichord case (based on Italian seventeenth century instrument



Ink drawings printed in a number of private press publications, including Simon Rae's Calendar (Redlake Press, 1990) and Listening to the Lake (Previous Parrot Press, 1993)



  • 1979: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • 1981: solo exhibition and Oxford County Museum, Woodstock
  • 1991: Joint exhibition with Peter Reddick: "Two Views"; Halifax House, Oxford
  • 2005: St Edwards School, Oxford with Artwrights (group)
  • 2005: Open Studio, Kirtlington Park
  • 2006: Radley College with Artwrights
  • 2006: Open Studios, Kirtlington Park
  • 2007: Open Studios, Kirtlington Park
  • 2008: Open Studios, Kirtlington Park with Artwrights
  • 2008: Said Centre, Oxford
  • 2009: Open Studios, Kirtlington Park
  • 2009: Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition, Jerwood Space, London and subsequent touring exhibition
  • 2011: Open Studios, Kirtlington Park
  • 2011 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • 2015 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition


Group Exhibitions with the Brotherhood of Ruralists

  • "The Continuing Tradition
    1985: David Paul Gallery, Chichester;
    Tunbridge Wells Art Gallery & Museum;
    The Fine Art Society Glasgow
    1985/86: The Piccadilly Gallery, London
  • "The Secret Garden"
    1989: Centre for Caring & the Arts, Bleddfa
    Oriel Gallery Welshpool
    The Tabernacle, Machynlleth
    The Art Centre, Cwybrn
    1989/90: The Piccadilly Gallery, London
  • "Alice"
    1990: Devizes Art Gallery & Museum
    Bearnes, Rainbow, Torquay
    The Tabernacle, Machynlleth
    Plymouth City Art Gallery, Oxford
    Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford
    1990/91: The Piccadilly Gallery, London
    1991: The Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Society of Wood Engravers


  • April 2011: Elected Member of SWE
  • 2008-2015: Annual exhibition at Bankside Gallery, London and subsequent touring exhibitions