SPAIN AND UK
Susana Zarate is a Spanish artist who lives in Newcastle upon Tyne with her husband, the British painter, and sculptor Alan Harris, their daughter, and their three cats Mina, Bola, and Nessy
Very early in her life, Susana discovered her passion for the plastic arts, particularly painting. Although art remained an important part of her life she decided to focus on a more “practical” career studying Economics and later her second degree in Sciences. Susana worked in the consulting and informatics fields until 2001 when she returned to her first love, painting. Her skills allowed her to become a member of the acclaimed “Cercle Artistic de SantLluc” Barcelona … whose members have included Picasso and Miro... there she works in life drawing and oil painting and began to sculpt in clay.
She moved to the UK In 2004 and she obtained her BA Hons at Northumbria University in 2010 after which she opened her own Art Gallery, where she exhibits her own work along with local artist in North East England. Since 2014 she decided to retire from business and pursued her passion for painting full-time at her studio in Newcastle upon Tyne.