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About Susan's Artwork

Susan Schaefer is a Canadian Fine Artist as well as a photographer and graphic designer. Originally from Saskatchewan, she now resides in Parksville on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC.

As a professional artist Susan works mainly in acrylic paints. Mostly self taught, she continues to grow as an artist by organizing and attending workshops from artists that she admires. Some of the Canadian artists that she considers her mentors are: Brian Buckrell, Mark Hobson, Janice Robertson and David Langevin.

I have been working with acrylic paints for the past 20 years. I am a prolific painter and I appreciate how quickly acrylic paint dries, allowing me to stay focused. I can work on one section of a painting, and while it is drying, I can move onto another part. I also like the easy cleanup using soap and water, making them versatile for travel.

Her work has often been described as “colourful and bright”. Her painting ideas come from real life adventures. As she is an avid photographer there are thousands of images to choose from, often making it difficult to decide which painting to start next.

The best advice that I can give anyone is to paint for yourself. Paint from your heart and always have fun!

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