Susan Clark was born in Montreal and moved to Ontario in her early 20’s, initially residing in the Brantford / Paris area and later moved to Mississauga while raising a family. An avid artist, Susan has actively exhibited her graphic design and painting work across Ontario for over 35 years.
Since being elected a member of the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) in 2003 as well as being an elected member of the Canadian Society of Artists (SCA), Susan assists in organizing exhibitions for both members and emerging artists. She has participated in many member and juried shows across southwestern Ontario with the OSA, SCA, Colour and Form Society (CFS), Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM), Peel Art Gallery, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Hamilton Art Gallery and others.
Susan has always had a passion for the creative arts; she previously worked as a graphic artist for Gould Outdoor Advertising/Pattison Outdoor and DeSerres Art Store, while developing her own style in her personal work.
Susan has donated works to various fundraisers for both the Aird Gallery in Toronto and the Mississauga Art Gallery, and can be found in both private and public collections including the Government of Ontario Art Collection.
It seems a lifetime of painting has passed and a lifetime of images ahead.
My works depict contemporary landscapes. I paint to present thought-provoking images, architecturally laid out from different angles that suggest an underlying mystery. My work is perhaps another way of looking at the familiar and the ordinary. l have always been intrigued by graphic symbols and icons found in urban landscapes. These visuals are presented in clear crisp surreal quality using personal images, overlaying blends of colours in a structured hard edge linear composition.
Most of my images are quite close to home reflecting my camping trips and the suburbia we live in.
A year ago, I relocated my home and my 24th floor studio space from the heart of Mississauga, Ontario to a ground floor studio in the beautiful countryside of Madoc, Ontario.
My urban surroundings greatly influence my creative linear layouts.
New beginnings, new visuals to come.