News & More
Here are several places to see my art (in person and online).
For the latest news…
For new paintings, works in progress and current news, visit my public Facebook and Instagram pages. Both of those pages are updated frequently and have the latest news. Just click on the linked Facebook and Instagram icons in the footer at the bottom of every page.
Suzy’s Course: “I’ve always wanted to Paint…But”
This course successfully debuted in June 2022 at the Arts Building in Gibsons and was repeated there in January 2023 and at the Gibsons School of the Arts in July, 2023.
The course will next be taught at the Arts Building in Gibsons in April, 2024. Learn the basic concepts and tools of painting…and start painting!
Dates: 2 Weekends: April 6/7 and 13/14
Location: The Arts Building, Gibsons.
Information and registration: Arts Building in Gibson.
The 4 day workshop is designed for beginners who are intrigued by the idea of painting but don’t know how to begin. In a light-hearted, fun, supportive and safe environment, this course is designed to get you started painting.
We will address common myths and expectations that stop us from painting; explore how to use basic tools like brushes and paint; and explore concepts of shapes, value, colour and composition with simple explanations and then apply these principles with exercises.
By the end of the course you will have a completed at least one painting and will have what you need in order to continue painting, if you are so inclined.
Announcements for this course will appear here and on my Facebook page.
The Sunshine Coast Art Crawl is an annual studio open house for artists from Langdale to Earls Cove. Over the 3 days in October, the Coast is transformed into one large interactive art show. It’s a journey of surprises, discoveries and fabulous fun and a wonderful opportunity to visit me in my home studio in Roberts Creek. During the 2023 Art Crawl my space was shared by Diane Clark, displaying her exquisite jewelry, and Christine Fearn, displaying her classy handcrafted leather bags. Watch for ArtCrawl 2024.
Purple Banner Tours
Purple Banner Tours provide a year round opportunity to visit artists in their home studios. Look for the flying Purple Banners that mark studio locations all along the Sunshine Coast and/or check the Purple Banner website or the Purple Banner Art Map available on the ferries and in many local stores. I am a Purple Banner member, but please call ahead for an appointment to visit my studio.
See my paintings on permanent display at Sechelt Hospital
In Jan. 2018 I donated this painting to the Sechelt Hospital Foundation.
“Birds” is 36 in. x 36 in., acrylic on canvas. It is now hanging in the new Ambulatory Care Unit of the Sechelt Hospital.
The painting is “Dedicated with Love to Syd Valentine”.
Also at Sechelt Hospital
“Rest Stop” is 30 in. x 20 in., acrylic on canvas. It was donated in 2020, and you can find it hanging in the hallway near the lab.
Video collections of my paintings
These videos display a thematic series of my paintings accompanied by a music soundtrack.
Life and Times of Dy(e)ing Leaves
View the Life and Times video.
View the Rhododendron Rhapsody video.
Paintings from Somewhere Else
View Part 1: Peaks and Valleys.
View Part 2: Circumnavigations.
—A Fool’s Journey: 3 months walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela
This exhibit is a series of paintings and stories illustrating my 3-month journey walking the Camino with my friend Cecelia Pineda. The original exhibit appeared at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt, March 18-April 19, 2015.