Susan Garrington


(posted on 17 Jun 2018)

As Midsummer approaches you will find me with my sketchbook in our garden and our neighbourhood or on location with the Gallery Painting Group or in the countryside. As my sketchbook slowly fill with bits and pieces of Southwestern Ontario, I return to my studio and use some bits and a few pieces as inspiration for paintings. Recently two such paintings were juried into Flora, an exhibition at Gallery In The Grove located in Bright's Grove. One was awarded a cash prize for third place. I was very honoured. This exhibition is certainly worth the drive to see and the location is wonderful too. A great place to enjoy a picnic or a walk by the lake. The show ends this coming Saturday at 3pm.

Gallery In The Grove, 2618 Hamilton Road, Wildwood Park, Bright's Grove

Mon.- Thurs. 11am to 5pm

Fri. -closed

Sat. Sun. -11am to 3pm





Three pieces, which also began their lives on a sketching field trip, have been submitted to Westland Gallery's Square Foot Show. This show is always amazing so don't miss seeing it.





I am currently preparing submissions for two more juried shows as well as painting for the Fall Stratford Studio Tour.

I am writing this on Father's Day and am reminded that my late Dad often used to say to me, "Susan, you're always happiest when you're busy, busy, busy, just like a little bee!" He was right about that and so many other things. I miss him. I am both busy and happy.

For those of you who love hot weather, enjoy the next couple of days. If you are like me, I hope you can find somewhere cool to escape the heat. As always, thank you for taking the time to read this and for your ongoing support.