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 in 1980.  She also attended Byam Shaw School of Art in London, England and NSCAD, Halifax, and has done workshops at the 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 Greenshields grant, two Nova Scotia Arts Council grants and an Academy of Realist Art scholarship. Susan has exhibited extensively across Canada since the early eighties, presenting more than thirty solo exhibits 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 was awarded third place and finalist four times in the online Boldbrush painting competition, four times in the still life category of Art Renewal Center's International Salon and twice in International Artist magazine's competitions.  In 2019 she was awarded second place in the still life category in the 14th ARC International Salon for her painting 'Artist's Collection' and the painting was exhibited at MEAM in Barcelona Spain. 

Her work is in collections all over the world including Nova Scotia Art Bank, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Bell Canada, Husky Oil, Magna International, Citibank, Bank of Detroit, Dofasco Ltd, Olympia and York Developements 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', Internatuional Artist magazine and 'Master Painters', International Artist magazine.  She has been commissioned by the Dept of Medicine, Dalhousie Univ.; Heritage Museum, Dartmouth; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Sherbrooke Village Museum and Mount Allison University Football Program.

She lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with her husband.

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