Instructor Profile

Susan Outlaw

Susan was born in Mainz, Germany, 1973. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1975 and settled in a small, rural community in Southern Ontario. Weekend hikes with her family influenced an early love for the natural world and even as a young child, Susan was enthusiastically using paint to convey what she saw and experienced in nature.

Today Susan resides with her husband and two children in Ancaster, Ontario, a historic community located on the Niagara Escarpment, with access to rich farm lands, large tracts of forest, and pockets of small town living. Susan draws inspiration from the area and the diversity of the changing seasons.

Many of Outlaw’s paintings are a response to a scene that has moved her in an emotional or spiritual way: “My work maintains a contemplative focus on nature and its restorative, rejuvenating power. Urban dynamics, oppressive commutes, and the hectic pace of life threaten our spiritual and emotional health and have moved me to paint landscapes that offer people an escape, a moment of reflection, and a return to peace and groundedness”.

Susan supplements her keen interest in landscape painting with still lifes, and architectural, or portrait commissions. She has also been asked to paint several classics by some of her favourite masters.

Susan continues to offer classes each season at Dundas Valley School of Art. She is a long-term member of the Hamilton Women’s Art Association and is represented by King St. Gallery, Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Background, Exhibitions & shows

Susan’s work can be found in various private and corporate collections throughout Canada, the United States and UK.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Sehnsucht ~ May 05 – June 09, 2016 Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton ON
2009 Surroundings 908 Montgomery Ancaster ON Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions & Awards

2017 The Art Gallery Of Hamilton, WAAH 121st Juried Show
Hamilton ON Sept 27th – Nov 29th, 2015
Received Best In Show at the 121st Woman’s Art Association juried exhibit
​for Fog Path, oil on canvas

2017 Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, Ancaster ON
“Fresh From The Studio” juried Show January 21st – March 17th
Received one of three Juried Selection Awards & Peoples Choice Award
for Olivia at Sea, oil on panel

2016 The Art Gallery Of Hamilton, WAAH 120th Juried Show
Hamilton ON May 1st – June 26th, 2016

2016 Dundas Valley School of Art, 46th Annual Art Auction
Selected for the Live Auction. Dundas ON, April 9th

2015 The Art Gallery Of Hamilton, WAAH 119th Juried Show
Hamilton ON Sept 27th – Nov 29th, 2015

2015 Out of the Back: Selection of Gallery Artists, Earls Court Gallery
Hamilton ON January 15th – February 14th, 2015

2014 The Art Gallery Of Hamilton, WAAH 118th Juried Show
Hamilton ON March 4th – April 27th, 2014
Received an Honourable Mention Award for Crimson on White, oil on panel

2013-2014 Out of the Back, a selection of Gallery Artists, Earls Court Gallery
Hamilton ON ~ November 21st, 2013 – January 4th, 2014

2013 Landforms, a two artist show, Earls Court Gallery Hamilton ON
March 21st, 2013 – April 27th, 2013

2013 The Art Gallery Of Hamilton, WAAH 117th Juried Show
Hamilton ON February 16th – April 7th, 2013
Received an Honourable Mention Award for Spring, oil on Gessobord,

2012 Ancaster Home Show, Ancaster ON
October 19th – 21st, 2012

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