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Susan is a life long resident of London Ontario and is primarily self taught. She has served on the executive of The Gallery Painting Group, The Lambeth Art Association and the Brush and Palette Club. She is a member of The Central Ontario Art Association, CARFAC, an Associate Member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, and a Participating Member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.
Artist’s Statement :
My love of nature, which is evident in my work, was fostered by my parents. My father worked outdoors and his observations of the natural world often kept us entertained at the family dinner table. My mother kept a garden and I believe that my love of colour, shape and design was born there.
My preferred medium is watercolour, although i also work in oils, graphite, pen and ink and acrylic.
I love to paint and draw on location, almost always in my sketchbook. My purpose on location is to gather ideas and information, to get to know a subject or place through sketching, to learn things I can then play with and apply in my studio.