Susan Paterson

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Susan Paterson


Susan Paterson was born in 1958 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  She attended Mount Allison University receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1980.  She also attended Byam Shaw School of Art in London, England; Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax; Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, Ontario; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Grand Central Atelier, New Hampshire.  Her studies have been supported by an Elizabeth Greenshield's grant, a Nova Scotia Arts Council grant and Academy of Realist Art scholarship. 

Susan has exhibited extensively across Canada since the early eighties, presenting more than thirty solo shows and many more group shows including 'Capture 2014, Nova Scotia Realism' juried by Tom Smart and Peter Dykuis which travelled throughout Nova Scotia and 'Terrior, a Nova Scotia Survey' at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Susan's work has been chosen as a finalist three times in the online BoldBrush painting competition, four times in the Still Life category of Art Renewal's Annual International Salon and twice in International Artist magazine competitions.  As well she was chosen for residencies at Port Bickerton Lighthouse and Parrsboro Creative in Parrsboro, N.S.

Her work is in collections all over the world including City of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Art Bank, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Bell Canada, Husky Oil, Magna International, Oshawa Foods, Citibank, Olympia and York Developments and K.K. Sakai, Tokyo, Japan.

Publications featuring Susan's work include 'From Land and Sea: Nova Scotia's Contemporary Landscape Artists', 'Take Your Time with Each Step', International Artist magazine and 'Master Painters', International Artist magazine.  She has been commissioned by the Dept of Medicine, Dalhousie University; Heritage Museum, Dartmouth; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Sherbrooke Village and Mount Allison University Football Program.


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