Susan Garrington


(posted on 16 Jul 2022)

We are watching as the moving van in our next door neighbour’s driveway is loaded. After living beside us for 25 years, they are moving out west to be closer to family. We are told that the house behind us, after over 45 years of being home to our neighbours, will soon be on the market too.  Change, while a part of life, is difficult to deal with sometimes and I am grateful for my family and my art, both of which provide consolation and solace.

In May I told you about the COAA exhibition in Dundas. I am thrilled to share that my painting, Heat Wave was awarded, Best Watercolour. 


Upcoming Events:


I have two paintings which were completed plein air in the Pop Up Show in The Apartment at Westland.

I am looking forward to visiting with you and demonstrating my painting techniques. Hope you can stop by and chat while you watch paint dry!


My exhibition at St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre,301 Talbot Street St. Thomas, Art In Bloom, was originally scheduled for 2020, with a different title and a different focus. Covid changed our plans. I am delighted that the show will take place August 6 to September 23, 2022, in Gallery One and Two. I am grateful to Laura Woermke for this opportunity and for her help and good humour. 

Unfortunately, due to Covid concerns, there will be no Opening or Artist’s Reception. I will be in attendance on various days and times. If you would like a list of these, please email me at

Masks and Social Distancing are required.


 I am very grateful to the Ontario Arts Council for providing an Exhibition Grant to assist with the costs involved in the exhibition.

Thank you for taking the time to read my newsletter each month. Your interest and support are so very much appreciated. I enjoy your responses and questions. 

May all the changes in your life be good ones.