Snowy Trees by Susan Hay Canadian Painter
With the fast approaching holiday season and the imminent arrival of winter in the Canadian lake district we are busily adding new products to the website for your Christmas shopping pleasure. We hope you will enjoy these 3 new paintings by Susan Hay. Let us know which you like best.
Snowy Evening by Susan Hay
Snowy Swamp by Susan Hay
Take a look at the new paintings by Susan Hay on her page on www.MadeInHaliburton.ca. She has been a busy beaver this summer and these are just a few of the ones she has created. Just two are shown here but, 6 have been added.
The fall is a wonderful time to explore the backroads of the Haliburton Highlands and to enjoy the wonderful fall colours. Why not make a point of stopping in at Susan Hay’s studio while you are out and about the weekends of September 29/30 and Oct 6 & 7. Susan creates acrylic paintings on texturized canvas in a variety of sizes. Her work largely focuses on scenery consistent with that of the Haliburton Highlands in which she cottages and works.
Guilford Lake in Autumn
Susan Hay has been busy this summer painting a variety of local scenes … take a look at her results!
North Shore of Guilford lake,
North Shore of Guilford Lake after the rain
waterlilies on Guilford Lake
- Waterlilies on Guilford Lake
If you love birch trees take a trip to the Heritage House Cafe between Aug 1 and 31 and take a look at Susan Hay’s Birch Series of paintings. You can preview them on line at http://www.susanhay.ca/birch-series.htm .
Drop in to our new gallery at 115 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden, On on Saturday July 14th to meet and chat with artist Susan Hay. She will be there from 9:30 to 5:30 p.m and hopes to see lots of people. Come in to discuss her work or just to browse.
Susan Hay has been very busy since returning to her cottage studio in March! Take a look at the wonderful pieces she has created in this short time. Congratulations Susan! While they are not yet posted on www.MadeInHaliburton.ca please feel free to enquire using the custom art form on her page at www.madeinhaliburton.ca
My connection to the Haliburton Highlands goes back to when I was two. My Dad taught biology at the Dept. of Lands and Forests “Ranger School” which eventually became the Leslie Frost Centre. We lived in one of the “officer’s cabins” down by the lake. Later, my husband and I rented a cottage on Lake Kushog which connects to Lake St. Norah, where the Leslie Frost Centre is situated. We paddled around Lake St. Norah for several summers collecting photos of the natural shoreline that the lake is famous for. Eventually, we bought a cottage on Portage Lake partly so that I could attend courses regularly at the Haliburton School of the Arts. For several summers I took 4 or 5 weeks of courses and last fall I took the 15 week Drawing and Painting Certificate Course. Several years ago I achieved my dream of becoming an exhibitor at the Ethel Curry Gallery. I had a show at the Rails End Gallery in 2009 and have shown for the past two summers at the Heritage House Cafe. Last summer I became part of the Tour de Forest and will continue to be a part of that tour. This summer I will have a show during the month of August at the Heritage House Cafe featuring Birch Trees.
We still own our little cottage on Portage Lake and use it for displaying my work during the Tour de Forest but last year we bought a year round home on Guilford Lake (which is the other side of Eagle Lake). I spend as much time there as possible. My husband and I also own a home near Clinton where my husband practices family medicine.
I achieved another goal this spring, having been asked to have a Solo Exhibition at the Blyth Festival Theatre Gallery in Blyth, Ontario in August of 2013. The theme will be the Canadian Landscape.
I continue to paint in acrylic and I now make many of my own canvas supports. I am experimenting with various textures sometimes incorporating sand into the medium and sometimes working just with the texture of the canvas itself. I am constantly challenging myself to think “outside the box” with my artistic composition and some of my newer work is less literal than my earlier work. This spring I am taking a course with Rod Prouse at the Haliburton School of the Arts called “Landscape: Working the Land”. I am very excited to be a part of Made in Haliburton!
Submitted by Susan Hay