Sue Moffitt(MOFF) was born in 1955 in Corbridge, Northumberland and grew up on a large dairy farm. Her family has farmed for generations, originating from Hunday Farm, near Workington, Cumbria and her grandfather established the now famous Hunday Herd of Holstein Friesians.
Sue's father John Moffitt was a pioneer in agricultural circles, and was awarded a CBE for services to agriculture. A true entrepreneur, established, amongst many things, the National Countryside Museum, based in Northumberland.
Sue ran a small business hand painting on china, hand painting bespoke murals on tiles for bathrooms and kitchens and murals for nursery's from a studio within the museum.
Her brother Peter, now farms the family farm, and also runs a farm shop and tea room processing and selling his own yogurt and ice cream from the small herd of Brown Swiss cows he has recently established.
Sue established fifiefofum in 2003 with her husband Roy Sturgeon and since opening they have won many awards, Sue won “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in the Northumberland Business Awards in 2008
Sue has painted all her life, but professionally for the last ten years, and her work is now exhibited selected galleries around the UK. The demand for her unique style of cow portraits has spread around the UK and internationally.
During her degree course she worked with other mediums including installation and video both shortlisted for the Barker and Stonehouse Art Prize in 2003.
However it is painting that is her passion, the strong bond with dairy farming is so rooted in her psyche that she has continued to paint cows for the last 10 years, and it is her unique insight into these animals that has gained her recognition nationwide.
BA(Hons) Fine Art (2:1), Sunderland University
Diploma Fine Art, Newcastle College
Certificates in Art and Design, Newcastle College
Sue also curates at Westside Contemporary Fine Art Gallery