SUSAN WALLIS

 

location Mad Dog Gallery, Manse in Picton

MEDIA encaustic on wood

subjects landscape, still life


Wallis’ current muse is the Canadian landscape in particular her adopted home of Prince Edward County. The vast fields, forests and lakescapes of Canada provide endless inspiration. Although traditional in subject matter her approach is that of simplicity. She believes strongly that a painting should depict the act of seeing, not the object seen. She offers through her paintings an atmospheric suggestion of possibility or the probability of the moment. It is what she doesn't depict, the parts she leaves out that is sometimes the most important element of her work. These ‘openings’ invite the viewer to participate by joining the colours and images with their own imagination.  

 

Wallis has also published a unique art\cookbook called the “Art of Herbs”, with local chef Cynthia Peters available for purchase .