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Susan is a life long resident of London Ontario where she lives with her husband, Brian. Susan is primarily self taught and has served on the executive of The Gallery Painting Group, The Lambeth Art Association and the Brush and Palette Club. Susan is an Elected Member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Ontario Society of Artists and the Colour and Form Society as well as an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
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 graphite, pen and ink and acrylic.
I love to paint and draw on location, almost always in my sketchbook. My on location sketches are integral to my process. They inform and underpin everything I paint. They allow me to get to know and understand my subject so that when I return to my studio I am free to play, imagine and create.