Sue Moffitt (aka Moff)
Born in 1955 in Corbridge, Northumberland, Sue Moffitt grew up on a large dairy farm. Her family has farmed for generations, originating from Hunday Farm, near Workington, Cumbria and her grandfather and father established the once famous pedigree ”Hunday Herd” of Holstein Friesians.
Sue's father John Moffitt was a pioneer in agricultural circles, an honorary doctorate of Civil Law, he was also awarded a CBE for services to agriculture. A true entrepreneur, established, amongst many things, the National Countryside Museum, based in Northumberland, he was a huge influence in her life.
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.
Westside Contemporary (formerly fifiefofum) was established in 2003 by Sue and her husband Roy Sturgeon and since opening they have won many awards, Sue also won “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in the Northumberland Business Awards in 2008. Sue also curated events and exhibitions at Westside
Sue Moffitt’s painterly portraits of cows and subsequently other domestic animals and wildlife have been her obsession over the past decade and her paintings have sold across the world, travelling to Europe, America and the Far East.