2022 Update

This past year I have been experimenting with some new styles and techniques. I haven’t settled on any one style but the pandemic has given me some creative freedom. Below are some examples of work completed over the past year.

Other new work can be found in the Haliburton Portfolio. Several of these are of the breathtaking shoreline of Centre Lake, a small undeveloped lake in Highlands East Township of Haliburton County. It has been in the local news over the past year as there is development proposed for it that will change its pristine, serene nature forever. My hope is that the development will be rejected as wilderness spaces that are accessible to the public are increasingly rare.

April 2019

I’ve been busy this winter! Here are some of my recent paintings from the Haliburton area:

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Early Morning Paddle, acrylic on texturized canvas, 46 x 30″

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Rocky Point Reflections, acrylic on texturized canvas, 46 x 30″


Canoe at Sunset, acrylic on texturized canvas, 30 x 30″


Spring Meltwater in the Bush, acrylic on texturized canvas, 30 x 30″


Evening at Rocky Point, acrylic on texturized canvas, 32 x 24”


Peace on Earth, acrylic on texturized canvas, 40 x 30″

Sun and Shadows in Winter Woodland, acrylic on texturized canvas, 30 x 30”

Sun and Shadows in Winter Woodland, acrylic on texturized canvas, 30 x 30”


Christmas Studio Tour 2018

Susan Hay Studio will be open Dec. 1 and 2 between 10 am and 5 pm. as part of a Christmas Studio Tour organized by the Haliburton Tour de Forest Studio Tour group.  I’m working on a series of smaller paintings especially for gift giving this Christmas. I can also provide gift certificates. My friend Susanne James will also have her pottery for sale. Refreshments will be served. Here are some of my winter paintings completed over the past year.

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Winner of the Peoples’ Choice Award at Fashion Fallies!

Susan gathered a group of textile artists together to work on a collaborative project for Fashion Fallies (a fashion show in Haliburton put on by the Haliburton Arts Council) which just happened on Nov. 9. Susan, Catherine Dennis, Chris Lynd, Louise Ewing, Vicky Sisson and Michelle Harris worked together for many months to create this crochet/textile shawl. We won the peoples’ choice award!


Upcoming Events (Summer 2018):

Please come and visit Studio D during the Tour de Forest Summer Studio Tour August 4/5 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm. My guests, Susanne James (pottery) and Paul Diamond (wood turner and wildlife photographer) and I will be happy to see you. There will be home baking and beverages and a beautiful garden to enjoy along with my paintings.

Here is a picture of one of my recent paintings:
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The garden is studio tour ready:


Summer 2018 News

Here is a picture of me with 3 of my paintings at NOMI, a wellness resort near Harcourt park in Haliburton County. The Haliburton Arts Council’s Art in Public Spaces committee (of which I’m a member) hung a show at NOMI a few days ago. The show will hang until early August.