Susan Garrington


(posted on 17 Oct 2022)

Time is flying by so quickly for me that September’s newsletter didn’t get written. I apologize.

I hope that you enjoyed Thanksgiving and were able to get outside in the glorious weather surrounded by this year’s wonderful display of colour. Trees and plants show us how to both change and let go with grace and beauty for which I am grateful.

Some exciting things have been happening both inside my studio and out in the world, including teaching a class at Westland Gallery where the topic was methods of composing a watercolour painting (tricks of the trade). I enjoyed teaching and having fun with such an agreeable group of artists in a truly inspiring location. Happily I have been asked to return to teach a four week watercolour class. If you are interested in exploring colour with me, take a look at Westland Gallery’s website for information about the class. (Dates February, 23 and March 2, 9.) This is a stress free way to play with colour, make some discoveries and perhaps make some new friends too. 

I was honoured to have my painting,”On My Neighbour’s Fence” juried into Open Water 2022 from among 374 entries representing 12 countries. This is the third consecutive year that one of my paintings has been selected for the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour’s Open Water Exhibition and I am thrilled to once again be a part of this fabulous show. You can visit the show online if you go to the CSPWC website and follow the link on the main page. You will be rewarded by seeing some of the best watercolour paintings from across Canada and beyond our borders.

Yesterday Brian and I drove to Bayfield to deliver paintings to Main Street Gallery.It’s always such a pretty drive and Bayfield is glorious in the fall. As always, we were warmly welcomed by Linda and Jim. There are many beautiful pieces of art in their gallery and I am so pleased to be showing my paintings there. If you find yourself in Bayfield, stop by the gallery. You won’t be disappointed.

This year I was asked to donate a painting to STEPAC”s Annual Art Auction. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year and I was happy to donate. Online bidding is available on their website at Do pay a visit! I have my eye on a couple of paintings up for auction.

Also on my horizon, STEPAC’s Miniature show, November 12 to December 22 and Westland Gallery’s Annual Square Foot Show, November 23 to December 30.I hope that you can attend one or both exhibitions.

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Thanks and have a safe and Happy Hallowe’en.