“My primary studio practice is drawing. I have always been intrigued by its immediacy, the often very direct process of a mind and hand giving form to a perceived object/figure, an idea, a passing thought or emotion. I work with watercolour, pen and ink on mixed media collages that often include Japanese papers (washi), hand made paper as well as found bits of text and older drawings torn and recycled. I’m interested in the ephemeral, decay; change through time and the imagery I use can often be read as metaphorical,” (Susan Wood, www.susanwood.ca).
Susan Wood is a Halifax-based artist, who taught at NSCAD University for over 20 years. She holds a BFA from Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, and an MFA from the University of Calgary, Alberta. Her work is in many public and private collections, including: Bank of Montreal, Toronto, Ontario, Royal Bank of Canada, the Netherlands Bank, Toronto, Ontario, Petro Canada Resources, Husky Oil, Calgary, Alberta, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa, Department of External Affairs, Shaw Communications, Calgary, Alberta, Nova Scotia Art Bank, Canada Council Art Bank, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
For reasons not to do with art, I recently visited Vancouver and had a little time to go into several commercial galleries to browse. They range from huge and impressive manufacturing spaces outside the center of the city, to intimate downtown premises. It may have been because the weather was gorgeous; but they were very…Read More
1953 (Saint John N.B.) – 2018 (Halifax N.S.) With great sadness, we acknowledge the death, far too early, of a remarkable Canadian artist, educator and friend, Susan Wood. Already many have spoken about Susan – that she was positive, patient, wise, professional, beautiful. We will miss her frequent visits to Studio 21, always turned…Read More
Home is where the art is for Joan Backes. Her sculptures at Studio 21 Fine Art are small iconic house shapes made out of wood, twigs cast in bronze or resin in primary colours, chewy like jelly candy. The house shape, like a child’s drawing, is a symbol that pulls at the heart strings. However,…Read More