Being an artist does not simply mean you are good at sketching or painting, or that you can act, sing or dance. It means succumbing to the voice in the depths of your soul and letting go all that you are without fear of rejection or ridicule. It means pushing yourself to the edge of your being and making a new path all your own. A true artist listens to what is inside and creates from within, without any constraints or limits from the outside world.
I have lived many lifetimes, and embraced life in every chapter. I have lived in Egypt, Germany, Toronto, Florida and now I am back home in Newfoundland, Canada that is depicted by many as the ‘the edge of the earth’. The rugged and vast coastline provides endless artistic inspiration and growing up on the island has allowed the ocean to penetrate deep into my soul and become my compass. As a result, much of my work is derived from the raw energy the ocean produces - the colours, the movement, the sheer power, and the magic that it brings.
My work tends to sway back and forth between the abstract and expressionism, capturing an emotional response of all that surrounds us. All of us have a story to tell, either to our own selves or to others, and art is a natural avenue of self expression and communication.
Born in Newfoundland in 1974, Susan had a small town upbringing. She concentrated on sports and education, and graduated Memorial University with a Master of Education Degree, Bachelors in Education and Physical Education. Despite her accomplishments, she had an intrinsic need to explore her creative side and to surround herself with brightness.
Influenced by the freedom in the work by great artists such as Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline, Susan found her own voice and started down her own path. She is a self-taught artist who believes in the art of inner expressionism and most of her pieces are charged with high emotions void of traditional brushwork. Much of her work is derived from a connection with nature; both its raw energy and calming effects. The spirit and energy that is evident in her work is gaining international attention.
"We are constantly growing and evolving, just like the universe that surrounds us. Join me on my journey of exploration, growth and evolution, and dive into a world of color and expressionism. Being able to express yourself through color and imagery is a beautiful thing!”
Giving back is extremely important to me and art donations are regularly made to the following organizations. Together we are stronger.
The White Party at Club Meier - Party For a Purpose. with proceeds to benefit the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation and Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association. 'Aquatic Fantasy' donated to the silent auction.
The Jacob Puddister Memorial Foundation - benefiting youth mental health initiatives. 'Lost in the Abyss' donated to silent auction and print proceeds to benefit the foundation.
Bay Bulls Bauline Athletic Association annual silent auction.
Heavenly Creatures annual silent auction.
Beagle Paws annual silent auction.