Artist Musings

2019 ArtWorks Oakville

Susan's painting "Renewal" was awarded First Prize at the ArtWorks Oakville 20th Annual Juried Show. Second year in a row!

     Oil on Panel
     48" x 36"
     First Prize

A wonderfully suggestive work that is both carefully wrought and conceptually curious in all the right ways. We were compelled by the "thickness" of this piece, it's ability to be evocative but not explanatory, tightly rendered but open-ended. It is an image that asks more questions than it answers, prompting us to return again & again with pleasure.

- Mandy Salter and Matthew Highland, Jurors


VAM UnderConstruction

Susan's painting "Crosswalk" won 2nd Prize at Visual Arts Mississauga's new juried exhibition, "UnderConstruction" hosted in partnership with Mississauga Central Library.

Receding Ramp
     Oil on Canvas
     30" x 40"
     2nd Place Exhibition Award

Jurors comments: The painting's striking composition of crisp blocks of colour and line engages the viewer to take a walk into the construction tunnels just as they would down any city street. The bright orange of the huddled construction stands are juxtaposed against this quiet and desolate street, enticing the viewer to wonder if construction has just wrapped up or is about to start. The attention to detail and presentation is professional and decisive, making the artwork an over-all stand out in this exhibition.


2018 ArtWorks Oakville

Susan's painting "Seasonal Glimpse" was awarded First Prize at the ArtWorks Oakville 19th Annual Juried Show. Congratulations!


2017 OSA Members Show

Congratulations to Susan for your Best in Show award at the OSA's 2017 Members' Exhibition of Selected Works!


Cover Art

Visual Arts Mississuaga (VAM) have featured my painting "Receding Pool" on the cover of their Summer 2017 catalogue



Creating small works at the outside studio this summer

Garden Pastel Morning Porch Pointed Edge
Garden Pastel
Oil Pastel on Panel
6" x 6"
Morning Porch
Oil Pastel & Acrylic on Panel
8" x 10"
Pointed Edge
Acrylic on Panel
6" x 12"
Beyond the Shed Garden Shed
Beyond the Shed
Oil Pastel & Acrylic on Panel
12" x 24"
Garden Shed
Oil Pastel & Acrylic on Panel
12" x 24"

Thoughts while on vacation and recharging energy mode.
Relaxing. The joy of creating new images quickly. Experiencing what's in front of you.
Creative play. Engaged moments.
Inside Outside Space Temporary Studio


2016 CFS Exhibition

Susan attended the opening of the CFS Biennial Juried Show at the Papermill Art Gallery - and was delighted to hear that her painting "Receding Ramp" won 2nd prize. Congratulations!

Receding Ramp
     Receding Ramp
     Oil Pastel on Panel
     16" x 20"
     Awarded 2nd Prize

From the jurors:

Susan’s painting is compelling. There is an intriguing sense of imbalance that draws one into the depth of the mysterious landscape. The colours are rich and the medium is beautifully handled.
~ Laura Culic
Fascinating play of line, light and colour. Is there a line in the water or is it a mirage? Where does reality begin? Captivating piece.
~ Carol Westcott


VAM 38

As 1st Prize Winner of the 2015 Visual Arts Mississauga 37th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts, Susan's painting "Transitional Shelters" is featured on this year's invitation.


Image Credit: Visual Arts Mississauga 37th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts Winner, 2015: Susan Clark, Transitional Shelters, 2014, Oil on Panel. Image courtesy of the artist. Private Collection of Robert Tattersall.



Susan spent an inspiring weekend in Killarney with fellow OSA artists. She produced many sketches during that trip while surrounded by the stunning scenery.

Killarney Sketches

Here is one "studio painting" influenced by the OSA trip and exhibited at the Killarney Lodge Art Show from June-October 2014.

Early Landmarks

Early Landmarks
Oil on Board
48" x 24"

This is just the beginning... more visual works to follow.