Sue Dray Interview

Sue Dray Portrait

49 Questions and Art ain’t 1

  1. Favourite Colour? I love all colour but I am drawn to red but I also love orange all the hot colours.
  2. When you were growing up what did you want to be? A mother who baked cakes had lots of children who I made clothes for. With lots of chickens, dogs, cats you name it oh and a cottage in the country, I lived in my own fantasy world.
  3. Name the Place you’d most like to live in? Pisa Italy
  4. Seaside or Countryside  Seaside 
  5. You’re hosting a dinner party what’s your signature dish?   Porcini risotto and rocket salad
  6. Dogs or Cats?  Dogs but they have to be toy poodles.
  7. What was your nickname at school?  Suzie cream cheese
  8. Most influential person in your life?  David Hockney
  9. If you could go back in time to which period would you go to? Elizabethan but only if I could come back on two clicks of my heels
  10. Name an Instagram account you follow.  @SHOWstudio
  11. Favourite Museum or Gallery  V&A especially the new wing
  12. If money was no object, what luxury item would you buy yourself?  A helicopter to Glastonbury 
  13. First single/album you bought.  Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence – I don’t want to stay here…. Brought in a record shop in Liphook Hampshire 1964
  14. Person you’d love to meet?  Queen Elizabeth 1st
  15. Describe your ultimate romantic date.  Anywhere as long as my date adored me and I adored them.
  16. You are happiest when…….  When I am painting at home and know I am meeting friends or family later
  17. What makes you sad?  The state of our planet and animal cruelty
  18. If you could change one thing about the world.  We would all eat plant based food and plastic would not be in use
  19. Whats the first thing on your bucket list?  God knows its endless but I am getting through it
  20. Favorite Restaurant?  Don’t have one anywhere dog friendly with a great atmosphere and fun!
  21. Book shop or Record Shop?  Book shop I devour books
  22. Name your favourite book? Perfume by Patrick Suskind
  23. Pet Hate  Buses that have been instructed to wait at bus stops especially if you are late for a meeting
  24. Prize Possession  I am a magpie so I have loads
  25. How many tattoos/piercings do you have? None I wear clip on earrings and I don’t have any tattoos
  26. Gym or Jim Bean?  Jim Bean
  27. What colour are your eyes?  Grey
  28. Junk Food which is your dirty secret?  I don’t eat junk food but I love a Margarita with a salty rim
  29. What’s your poison?  See above 
  30. Describe your morning routine.  I swim 3 mornings a week, walk my dog 7 mornings a week. Check Instagram daily having a coffee in the park whilst walking said dog then I drink a pint of celery juice with a whole lemon and teaspoon of turmeric all done by 10/11am then my proper day starts.
  31. Where do you call home? Battersea Park
  32. What makes you laugh? I have no idea but when I start giggling I can’t stop.
  33. What perfume/aftershave do you use? Tuber Rose By Jo Malone
  34. Whats you favourite season and why?  Summer it has to be.
  35. Describe the wildest night out you’ve ever had. New York 1987 its a complicated story but ended up in a cab at 4am racing a cat to the vet after the apartment we were staying in burnt down. Or was it Encinada Mexico 1980 trying to find a magistrate to get married to a surfboy I had only met. Don’t think I should be revealing this.
  36. What opportunity have you turned down?  To illustrate the cover of Anne Franks diary mid 80s I was mad but I had a lot of work then just could not do it but I regret not finding the time.
  37. Have you ever been arrested?  YES and thats all Im saying.
  38. Favorite Quote?  You’re a long time dead – Quote my mum
  39. First Gig?  Deep Purple somewhere in Germany late 60s my dad was in the army so I was allowed to go accompanied by my brothers.
  40. Biggest Regret?  Not doing my Phd cos I would be Dr Dray but hey its never too late.
  41. Describe something that you are proud of  Surviving haha actually my two daughter India and Matilda.
  42. Describe yourself in 3 words.  Creative, communicator, loves life
  43. Favourite film.  South Pacific for the visuals and They Shoot Horses for the impact on my thinking
  44. How many pairs of shoes do you own?  Don’t know I have actually no idea but a few
  45. Describe a favourite walk  One that has a pub at the end of it. 
  46. Tell us whats in your bag/pockets  Phone, keys, money/credit card, lip stick and an umbrella
  47. Who was the last person you called?  My dad he is 95 and I need to check in with him a lot he is my hero
  48. Whats the tune/band that you are listening to the most?  BlackHoney just meet them and I am their No1 fan
  49. Whats your cure for a hangover?  Food and lots of water