Susan Hay Biography

Susan is a landscape artist, living in Haliburton County. Her training as an artist began when she taught herself to paint using Walter Foster “How to Paint” books. She eventually took courses at the Haliburton College of Art and Design. She has been devoting much of the past 21 years to painting.

Susan’s landscapes are painted on texturized canvases and are based on photos she has taken from the bow of her canoe or from her bicycle in Huron County.

Susan has been a regular exhibitor in the Haliburton Arts Community and took part in the Tour de Forest Studio Tour each Civic Holiday weekend for 9 years. She is also well known in Huron County where her paintings are displayed in the Clinton Health Centre and Clinton Public Hospital.

Susan was awarded the 2014 Huron Arts and Heritage Network Award.

Susan is also known for her environmental advocacy.

Artist Statement:

I am most inspired by the tranquil, natural wilderness found along Ontario’s shorelines and by rural scenery. I love to paint water so that it looks wet and light so that it glows; the overall effect being that my landscapes sparkle with vitality.

Past Exhibitions

Civic Holiday weekend, 2016, Haliburton, “Tour de Forest Summer Studio Tour”

August 1 – 31, 2014, On My Travels, Goderich Coop Gallery

September 14 – October 15- Solo show at the Ethel Curry Gallery in Haliburton

August 16 – September 8, 2013 Canadian Landscape solo exhibition at the Bainton Gallery at the Blyth Festival Theatre

August 3 & 4, 2013 Tour de Forest

August 1 to 31, 2012 at the Heritage House Cafe in Haliburton, entitled “Birch Series”.

Elizabeth’s Gallery on the Square in Goderich during the summer as part of her 20th anniversary celebration.

Open Studio, May 26, 27, June 2, 3 & 9, 10, 80602 Benmiller Line

Sunset Arts Gallery in Grand Bend, August 13 to Sept. 3, 2011: Collage Creations

Tour de Forest Studio Tour, Haliburton July 30 and 31, 2011

Heritage House Café, Haliburton, July 1 to 31, 2011: Heritage Barns of Haliburton

Heritage House Café, Haliburton, Sept. 1 to 31, 2010: Haliburton Shorelines

Rails End Gallery, Haliburton, June 2010, Haliburton Shoreline Series

Clinton Health Centre, Clinton, May 2009

Many community shows in Huron County over the past decade including the Blyth Art Gallery Community show, Paint Ontario at the Lambton County Museum, The Huron County Museum Annual Art Show, and others.



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