Susan Garrington


(posted on 15 Oct 2017)

Belated Happy Thanksgiving to you!

There are so many things I have to be thankful about including those of you who have sent emails or approached me in person to let me know that you enjoy receiving this newsletter. I am grateful too, for the positive remarks you have made about my work and for those who have paid me the ultimate compliment of taking one of my paintings home. I am thankful as well for the opportunities I have been given to exhibit my work this year. These opportunities have allowed me to make new friends and clients.

The chance, once again, to experience my favourite season in Canada’s first and oldest Provincial Park, Algonquin, is high on my list of things for which to be grateful! My husband, Brian, and I spent several days in the park and met people from all over the world who had travelled here to enjoy Fall in Algonquin. We stayed at a lodge, a relaxing place in a great location. Our days were spent sauntering down trails ( and up, let’s not forget up,  where sauntered was sometimes replaced with struggled!) It was so much fun to follow the trail markers, take photos, and while Brian occasionally fished, I sketched.

                                                                     Algonquin sketches


 I suspect that there will be some landscapes developing in my studio in the not too distant future.

Just before we left home for Algonquin I received an email informing me that my painting, Windflowers, was juried into the Colour and Form Society’s Open Juried Exhibition. It takes place at The Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery from November 1st to 29th, with the Reception taking place on November 5th from 2 to 4 pm. I am both happy and honoured to have had my work selected.

I am exhibiting three paintings at the Byron Memorial Library with the Gallery Painting Group from October 19th to 21st. Check the Upcoming Events page on my website for times and details.

I hope that you have had a chance to savour this wonderful season, to gaze at colourful trees, to saunter along a leaf covered path, to breathe in the intoxicating scents of Autumn and perhaps to bid farewell to flocks of geese overhead. 

As always, thank you for your interest in my work and for your support. They are both appreciated more than I can express.