A beautiful sunny morning in Victoria and the Victoria Marathon is going on outside my home, so
thrilling to see all those vital runners going by. It reminds me of how thrilled I feel when I start a new painting and the excitement of choosing the size of the canvas and then the colours and then allowing the painting to flow through.
I have had a few revelations this past year about the practice of painting. I feel so lucky to be able
to do what I love and to share it with others. I am in the process of painting pieces for a show in Ecuador that I am having trouble titling. I wake up in the middle of the night and have a great title but by morning that inspiration has disappeared. Hopefully this week something will gel but really I still have
a few months to come up with the right one.
Today I am going to the country to do research for tomorrow when I will begin again to
create physically. Today I am spiritually communing with nature, she is my muse. Have
a lovely Thanksgiving weekend and may it be filled with love.
Hello everyone, what an exciting painting week I have had. I feel exhausted tonight but in a good
way. I finished two small paintings and a large painting and started three others. I love to work
on more than one canvas at a time for many reasons.
#1. I am an impatient person and do not like to wait.
#2. I love to have different painting ideas swirling around at the same time so that
when one is percolating or a portion is drying I am able to play on the other canvas.
#3. I am like a kid in a candy store and sometimes it is good to have choices of
what to chose.
I am off to regenerate for a couple of days and then back to the joy of creation.
Have a wonderful weekend one and all.
Good morning, so much water has passed under the bridge since I last blogged, where to start??
Our exhibition in Halifax went very well and from there I travelled to South America to Peru
and Ecuador for two months. It was a bucket list trip that was finally achieved and exceeded
I have now been asked to exhibit in Cuenca, Ecuador in February of 2018. I imagine it
is hard for those who do not paint to plan this far ahead but as an artist I must have
the time to create the paintings. I have now started the series I will present in Cuena
and I am excited to see where the rest of the series will take me. The exhibition will
take place at Miquel Illescas Gallery in Cuenca, a beautiful space.
I am also involved with a group of local Victoria artists and we are having an exhibition
for the month of September in downtown Victoria at the Victoria Arts Council space
on Fort Street. We are Group 216, four very diverse artists who work in the same building
on Bridge Street.
I am being inspired by spring at the moment and also exploring painting on paper, which
I don't usually do but I am working through new ideas. The muse has been with me and
guiding me with colour, shape and texture.
Currently I have a feature at Serious Coffee in Cook Street Village for the month of
April and during the month of May I have a feature at Second Crack Coffee on
Bridge Street. Please come and have a look at some new paintings and enjoy coffee/tea
or some wonderful treats.
I look forward to all comments and please contact me with any interest in my new work.
Happy Easter and Spring to all.
Good morning, tomorrow our exhibition at Teichert Gallery opens called Land and Sea with myself
and Jeanne Aisthorpe-Smith. This exhibition will run until September 30th. Please stop by at the
gallery on Hollis Street in Halifax and have a gander.
These are two images in the exhibition, both are by Susan Geddes and are 30 x 30....see you there
on September 10 between 2 and 4p.m.
I spent the end of last week painting and rehanging my studio space for the Integrate
Festival next weekend. Please come down and have a look at my paintings in Suite 216A,
Rock Bay Square. The event runs from 3-9 on the Saturday, hope to see you there.
I am also in the process of sending my paintings off to Nova Scotia for the "Land, Sea and Sky"
exhibition at Teichert Gallery for the month of September in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos to
take and a list to be made plus boxes. An artist's life is full of wrapping and shipping and
carrying paintings to different places, all in a days work.
I personally enjoy all stages of the process and feel grateful that I have venues to
exhibit my paintings.
Enjoy this week and I hope to see some of you next weekend.
"Sunshine came softly through my window today....."
Hello everyone - I have been busy getting paintings ready for the Hotel Grand Pacific and they
are now hanging up and I am pleased with how they look. I am attaching a few images for
your viewing pleasure. I hope to see people in the hotel and to have visits with new people
I meet. Have a superb July everyone.
Intertidal Life, 10 x 10, Acrylic, $250.00
Movement, 24 x 36, Acrylic $1210.00
Good morning, I have now installed some of my paintings at Heart House in Victoria.
The Victoria Heart House is "your home away from home" for patients and their families who are
about to undergo Open Heart Surgery or other cardiovascular procedures.
I am hoping that my paintings lift the spirits of people staying there.
Hello, tomorrow I will install my paintings at the Central Library in downtown Victoria. These
images will hang from February 26 - April 8th. They are Contemplations and some are
spring contemplations, enjoy!
Monday I will install a feature at Second Crack Coffee Shop on Bridge Street in Rock Bay Square.
This feature will hang for the month of March. Check them out and enjoy the wonderful Fair Trade
Coffee, Tea and delicious treats.
Hello - I love to paint from my intuition and from nature. I love texture and colour and the abstraction of shapes and images.