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.
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.
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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