Susan Lee
contemporary visual art


For over 25 years Susan Lee has captured on canvas and paper the fierce beauty of nature and its inhabitants. 

Susan has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions most recently a solo exhibition titled Le calligraphie de l'inaperçu at La Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides in Québec, Canada.  Her work can be found in many collections both private and public including the Canadian Art Bank, and La Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides.

Susan studied at The Ontario College of Art in Toronto and New York from 1979 to 1984 and has recieved the Evelyn Forsyth Award, the first prize from the Royal Bank's Artventure Competition, as well as a number of other prizes.

Susan's most recent work is a series of mixed media pieces on hand-made paper.  This series stems from an interest in and concern for the natural environment surrounding her, in particular the waters of Lake of Two Mountains beside which Susan has lived for 25 years.  These pieces also explore Susan's questionnings of what we are and where we fit in the universe. 

The paintings found in the "oil paintings" section were created a number of years ago and celebrate the interplay of the apparent permancence of landscape and the equally apparent ephemeral nature of the creatures inhabiting it.  As well, using a technique called Japanese monoprint, Susan explores the nature of creativity through the use of symbols, motifs, and recurring images. 

Susan is a professional member of RAAV (Regroupement des Artistes en Arts Visuelles) and the Conseil de la Culture des Laurentides.

photo: Gina Antinozzi

photos of oil paintings, new works on paper, and exhibitions: Lucien Lisabelle