Susan Parsons

The Art


  • Watercolour

  • Oil

  • Pastel

  • Printmaking

  • Sculpture

Approach / Inspiration

I find that looking at art inspires me to paint and I visit art galleries wherever I travel. Whether perched on the rocks at Ferryland lighthouse or wandering Monet’s garden in France, I find inspiration everywhere. When possible, I paint on location but since Newfoundland weather is not often conducive to painting outside, I paint from my own photos or use vintage photos as inspiration.


I have been making art most of my life. Trained as a commercial artist, I worked for a while with an advertising agency but my real interest was in fine art.  I have spent years taking workshops with local and visiting artists and have combined the various techniques I've learned to create my own unique style. I never stop learning and experimenting with new styles and techniques.

Exhibitions / Awards 

My work is exhibited at Baccalieu Gallery in Hearts Content and Oceanview Gallery in Carbonear.

I have won three Peoples Choice awards at Avondale Art Fairs in Nova Scotia.

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    Avondale Art Fair, Nova Scotia - various years - Group
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    Garden & Nature Art Exhibit, MUN botanical Garden (2017) - Group
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    Various art exhibits with Art Association of Newfoundland & Labrador


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    Art Association of Newfoundland & Labrador - Executive, Past President
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    Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland & Labrador