Spring Hellebore

Oil on panel 8 x 8"  $1250

Susan Paterson


Born in Halifax, Susan Paterson has lived in Nova Scotia most of her life, and throughout her career has turned to the local landscape for inspiration. "I especially enjoy trying to capture the warm, early morning light with it's dramatic contrasts. I'm also inspired by the light, shadow and textures of still life and interior scenes, usually getting material from my own home."

Working from a calm and meticulous distance, Susan allows us to stumble quietly on a landscape we might otherwise miss, and to contemplate the dramatic posing as the ordinary. The same serenity can be found in the more intimate world of her floral studies and interiors, where whe is equally adept at establishing scenes of quiet ambiance.

A native of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Susan studied under Ted Pulford and David Silverberg at Mount Allison University. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1980. She continued her studies in London, England at the Byam Shaw School of Art where she refined her painting and drawing skills. Following this, Susan studied lithography and etching at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax.