Collection: James, Suzanne

Suzanne lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and spends winter in warmer climates. She has three adult children and five grandchildren, two step children and four step grandchildren.

She is a career educator and has worked as an elementary school teacher, high school teacher, school vice principal, school principal, community college instructor and teacher/advisor in the Faculty of Education at York University and at UPEI.

She is founder/past director of PEI School of the Arts and has offered a variety of summer art workshops with professional artists in North Rustico, PEI (2006-11).

Painting became an interest in 2001. Initially she attended regular classes with Henry Purdy, Charlottetown, PEI and workshops with several other maritime artists including Monica Wright, Bill Rogers and Barbara McLean and international artists including Efrin Gonsalves, San Miguel, Mexico.

Her paintings have been seen in PEI (Kensington Art Gallery, Eptec Centre, Ellen Creek Gallery, Confederation Centre), in Nova Scotia (Craig Gallery, Chase Gallery, Teichert Gallery, Gallery 215) and in Mexico (Galeria Pink Martini). She is a member of the Contemporary Art Society of Nova Scotia and Dartmouth Visual Arts Society.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Acrylic and oil paints provide the opportunity to experiment, play and to create paintings inspired by my natural environment as well as my travel experiences.

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