escarpment art explorations
Suzanne Painting on the Rocks at Killarney Provincial Park Ontario
The world which surrounds me at any given time gives rise to my artistic expression. This changes with the exploration of those seasons,ideas, and emerges with new waves of ideas to experiment with. These processes may be driven by new artistic experiences exposed during workshops, "plein aire" sessions or by my explorations of new ideas.
The Bruce Peninsula society of Artists will be having an Exhibit at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre in Southampton called"Escarpment Roots:The Land,The People,The Storey. the show runs from June 10(opening reception 2-4pm), and closing Sept. 4th.please check out my work and that of my fellow artists.
My work is being shown at a new location on the Bruce Peninsula," The Art Shoppe" at 197 Miller Lake Rd beside Summer House Park entrance, and I will be offering art classes through this location. My private gallery can be viewed by appointment,as I have an outdoor studio space for visitors.
I have been selling my paintings since 1981, and they are in many private collections around the world.
These images were developed on site out of doors, or in my studio using the wonderful medium of transparent watercolour.
Acrylic and Oils
My studio work is represented in these mediums.
This is a technique of painting with beeswax and oil paint. It can be used with various approaches such as collage, photocopy transfer, gouging, and layering with transparencies, and much more. It has been used since Ancient times.
These works were done using watercolour paint on an acrylic printing plate. This was either put though a press, or hand printed, by me on paper.
Suzanne at the Studio Tour, Lion's Head Ontario
The Bruce Peninsula is a wonderful location to live, and experience the natural landscape.
The quality of light on the snow, water, and land requires a life time of observation. The changeable sky and water have kept me stimulated for years trying to experiment, and re-create my version, of these visual experiences.
After graduating from University of Western Ontario, and University of Guelph, I spent some time teaching art. We moved to the Bruce to experience a different lifestyle. We lived off the grid, in a self- built solar, and wind powered home. Hiking into the property during the winter brought many encounters with nature. Being able to observe the seasonal changes up close was very fulfilling.
My art reflects this experience through watercolours, acrylic or oil paint, pastel or mono prints.
I will teach individuals or small groups of people watercolours or acrylics, depending on your interest. I am happy to teach at any level from beginners to intermediate levels of experience.
These workshops can take place at your cottage or home, from your material or at my outdoor studio,or on location "en plein aire" on the Bruce Peninsula.
Please contact me for availability and rates.