Susan Sydney was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She always wanted to live in the country and in 1978 she and her husband, Ron purchased a farm in Smith Township. After major renovations to both the house and the barns they moved there in 1979.
She is primarily a self-taught artist but Susan firmly believes that an artist can never stop learning and has taken classes and workshops in a variety of painting media with various accomplished Canadian, American and European artists.
She has always been interested in drawing and painting. Susan creates realistic paintings which reflect her desire to combine her love of animals, children and nature with her talent.
While her favourite medium is transparent watercolour; she also uses pencil (graphite and Prisma), charcoal, pen and ink, conte, pastel and acrylic paints to help her attain the effect she requires.
Susan has been teaching watercolour and drawing classes for a number of years and is proud that many of her students have continued to develop their art talents and are becoming recognized in their own right.
Susan’s paintings have been shown in over 350 Solo and Group Shows, in private and public galleries and she has participated in numerous Juried Exhibitions in Canada.
• 1988-1997 and 2004-present – Buckhorn Artists’ Group
• 2007-present – Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio
(five years as an active member of the Executive)
(three years as Group Leader for the Still life Class)
• 2008-present – Outdoor Painters’ Group
• 2010 and 2012-present – The Lindsay Art Gallery
• 2011-present – Lakefield Creative Arts Group
• 2013-present – Kawartha Arts Network
Her originals can be found in both private and corporate collections in six of the seven Continents, (Antarctica being the missing continent so far) spanning 27 countries with the majority of her paintings throughout United States and Canada.
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