Spring 2021! Big thanks to all my amazing customers and friends who have continued to support Canadian painters but ordering commissions from us as we all try to 'pivot' in the time of the Pandemic. I am currently taking some time off from ornament making/painting, and I am finishing up some portrait commissions while I also tackle some some overdue paintings of my own. Starlena, pictured here, is brand new, and I think she has already found her new wall. Look for some new work from my PEI retreat. I am also so excited to be spending a week at The Elizabeth Bishop House in Great Village, across the bay from me. A 6 day retreat to work on paintings and contemplation, while I spend some time walking that shoreline.
I will not be hosting an autumn Open Studio Sale this year, but if you are looking for a painting, please check out my available paintings on the menu here! I have a variety of cow and oxen paintings and a few landscape and equine subjects too.
My commissions for 2020 have been keeping me going, a big thank you to all who support Canadian Art and the small self employed artists this year. I so appreciate the opportunity to continue working. I am currently taking bookings for late winter 2021, and I am excited about a personal painting project I have planned for February 2021. I hope to take a few weeks to expand on ideas from my September artist retreat on Panmure Island, and who knows where that will lead. Stay safe out there! Look after each other.
Thank you to everyone who visited the 2020 online version of the Sweet Spring Art Show. I look forward to future events in a similar format until the day arrives we can all gather again safely to share conversation, snacks and see the art in person! Here is some of the work sold over the past 2 weeks!
Wow, like so many others, I had giant plans for 2020. New direction, new projects and challenges, with several little road trips planned for artist retreat time and applications to residencies. All gone by the wayside now in many ways, as I focus on my work from home and staying healthy. Covid 19 seems to be what guides our daily lives now.
So this year, instead of welcoming friends, family and cow art enthusiasts into my home for a weekend of new art and kinship at my annual spring Open Studio event, I have moved my show on line. And as I have been able to continue to work during the pandemic so far, I have concentrated on commissions and hence, this show will feature mostly work that I have on hand, with a few new pieces sprinkled in. This version of the show is on line here until June 10. Enjoy and please contact me if you have any questions or to purchase a painting. I ship within Canada.
I am now accepting commissions and orders for 2020. Please contact me through my contact page if you are interested in more information about my custom work.
In 2020, there will be price increases to my custom art commissions, including the pet portraits and the animal art ornaments. Be sure to contact me for information and the new pricing.
I will continue to make a certain number of ornaments in 2020, and expect that the order list for Christmas 2020 will be filled by August, as it was in 2019. So please, order early so you will not be disappointed!
Also please note, that the quality of the images my customers send me to use for references for the portraits and ornaments is very important to my ability to produce a reasonable likeness. Photos need to be clear, in focus, show good colour and files must be at least 200KB. Thanks!
Stop by the Bread Gallery on Sunday afternoon, July 21 at 2 pm for an informal meet the artist event. I will be there to chat about the work and answer any questions folks may have!
Coasts, Cows, Colts opened Friday night on what was the hottest day of the year in Nova Scotia....but the gallery is air conditioned and beautiful. Lots of snacks and wine and friendly faces made it a fun evening. The show is up now until September and the Bread Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, 7778 Highway 14 in Brooklyn (or Newport), Hants County.
I will be there a few times over the summer to chat with gallery visitors.
Susan Sweet is an artist living along the beautiful Hants County shoreline in Eastern Canada.