Monday, August 6, 2012

Buckhorn Artists' Group Blog - Susan Sydney

Today I have posted the biography of the final founding member of the Buckhorn Artists' Group, myself to the blog.

Below you will find a copy of my biography. If you go to the Buckhorn Artists' Group blog there is information about the various Group members and where you can find them at upcoming shows.

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
(three years as an active member of the Executive)
(one year as Group Leader for the Still life Class)
• 2008-present – Outdoor Painters’ Group
• 2010 and 2012 – The Lindsay Art Gallery
• 2011-present - Creative Arts Guild

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.

Represented by:
• Self

Susan’s art work has appeared on the covers of Horse Sense and Horse Talk magazines and the Ontario Pinto Horse News. She was a featured author in Horse Talk magazine for her How to Draw Horses column from 1994-2004. Her black and white illustrations have appeared in The Pinto Horse and in a number of Ontario newspapers. She designed the logo for the Ontario Pinto Horse Association and the pin representing the Canadian Limousin Association in Limoges, France for the 100th Anniversary of Limousin breeding.

Artist's Statement:
"I am inspired by the beauty that surrounds me; which so often goes unnoticed or is taken for granted. I see paintings everywhere I look, whether it is walking through the fields, out on the lake, driving through the countryside or diving in the depths of the ocean. I would like the viewer to experience the sensations and feelings that made the subject of my paintings appealing to me."