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Prairie Whispers
Depicting the Quiet Beauty of the Prairies

Prairie inspired paintings

The idea of doing a series of Prairie paintings came about while visiting my parents in Fort Qu'Appelle. Their neighbour dropped by and asked β€œCan you make me a painting of the Kelliher elevator? My wife grew up there and she would love it.” Shortly after that another lady asked me to paint the elevator in her hometown of Lang. I found that painting these commissions were rewarding and I was able to capture a small bit of history on the canvas. I continued on that path of trying to capture the simple beauty of the prairies.”

Whispers interview photo
Susan at the McMillan Gallery, Parksville

This series evokes a simpler time; finding beauty and contentment in some of the simpler things in life, bringing back fond memories of your heritage.

I love painting prairie scenes as I am able to preserve a small bit of history on the canvas, while capturing the quiet beauty of the prairies.”

Prairie Whispers - a travelling art exhibition

  • The Gallery @ Qualicum Art, Qualicum Beach, BC - March 2018
  • The Chapel Gallery, North Battleford, SK - June 2017
  • McMillan Arts Centre, Parksville BC - February 2017
  • Shurniak Art Gallery, Assiniboia SK - June 2016
  • Government House, Regina SK - July 2016
  • Island Exposure Gallery, Parksville BC - October 2015
  • Signal Hills Arts Centre, Weyburn SK - May 2015

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Chapel Gallery invitation 2017
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Last Updated on: 2023-12-28