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Artist Susie is saying it with smiles

An Arran artist has found a new outlet for her work by taking up painting.

Susie Thompson has long been renowned for her ceramic works, which include fantastical dragons. But now she has a new, and much smaller, fascination – mice!

Although she had drawn and painted all her life, the self-taught artist has only taken it up seriously in the past two years. And it all started by accident. Susie had been ‘doodling’ a Christmas scene – complete with a Rudolf mouse, of course, which was spotted by Dr Cathy Welsh on a visit to Susie’s home in Shiskine. ‘That would make a great Christmas card,’ she said, and as a direct result Can’t Buy Smiles was born.

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