I am for all art that takes its form from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips, and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet…
β€” Claus Oldenburg, 'Ode to Possibilities'

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Slowly transitioning back to think about landscapes now that my @thisbeeisme 'Wintergarden' abstract collection has launched and I've made the move into my new studio. I have ideas and colours and new skies to explore!
It has been a wildly busy month and I have to admit that I'm really looking forward to (and needing) quiet time with my paints. I can't hear my heart when my brain is noisy. πŸ’™
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12" x 12"
Oil on panel
sold
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#landscapepainter
#landscapepainting #landscapes #skyscapes #skyprints #artprintuk #uklandscapes #fineartprints #landscapeprint #beautifulskies #oilpainting #originalart #breezyskies #bluesandgreens #brushstrokes #inspiredbynature #chasingthelight #summerskies #blueskies #cloudscapes #bigsky #ohwhatabeautifulday #studiotime #artstudio #creativelife #theartistslife #creativeprocess #paintingprocess #ineedquiettime
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"The engine is the same - it is love "
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Words spoken by @malcolmgladwell and heard this morning at the exact moment I needed them.
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I've been thinking about the different forms my painting takes. Different, and yet so intertwined and complimentary to one another. It's all me. It's all important to my overall studio practice and really, essential to my lifelong body of work. It all matters equally to me. I couldn't have one without the other.
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Beit landscapes or abstract, the engine really is the same. It is love. Love of colour, of the way it makes me feel, of sharing with others and love the creative process itself.
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This morning I launched my 'Wintergarden' collection of little abstract oil paintings. I have learned so much from them over these past few months, lessons I'll carry forward as I shift back to landscapes for a while.
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Shown here was the first of the collection done, and the first to sell. There are 27 in total so lots to see you and choose from. Shop link in bio above πŸ’—
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My colorful winter continues with this breezy oil painting that I've kept for me as a reminder to play within my skies and stay true to myself in them thar brushstrokes ❀️
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One from the archives to get me through the day. It continues to be a most colorful winter ❀️
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Landscapes on hold for a few days while I finish up all last minute preparations for the new @thisbeeisme abstract collection , set to go Thursday. I'm excited! Are you signed up for my newsletter? Keep an eye on your inbox - full collection preview on its way πŸ™‚
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Oil on board
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#landscapepainter #landscapepainting
#landscapecards #landscapeprint #beautifulskies
#skyprints #skypainting #easybreezy #oilpainting #oilonpanel #landscapes #eveningsky #homedecor #homeofficedecor #houseandhome #houzzdecor #elledecor #originalart #breezyskies #colorfulskies #rainbowskies #livinglifeincolor #fineartprints #painterofskies #nightsky #inspiredbynature #looktothesky
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She speaks! Podcast alert!
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Exploring, experimenting, trying different materials in different ways, keeping an open mind, allowing for mistakes and remembering to play. All things baked into the photo here ☝️ and just just some of the things @heirloomisland and I spoke about on her terrific podcast, The Lantern. It's a podcast for creatives, makers and small businesses do-ers and we'll worth a listen.
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Pretty sure I rambled but hopefully in a good way! Take a few minutes today to give 'er a listen. Episode 36, "Getting Through the Rough Patches", of The Lantern Podcast. Available on iTunes or directly the @heirloomisland website.
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Thank you so much for having me guest Julieanne! It was fun!
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#creaytiveprocess #creativebusiness #creativeblock #creativemess #theartistslife #podcast #artistpodcast #listenup #shespeaks #oilandcoldwax #pinksky #sunsetsky #beautifulskies #originalart #paletteknifepainting #texture #thinkingcolor #somuchcolor #allwhatsbeautiful #allthecolor #artisttoartist #canadianartist #staycurios #timetopaint #imaginationstation
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59 days until spring πŸ’—
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New studio set up Day 4! ...

Nearing the tail end of my studio move/set-up (all the lifting and shifting and hauling and dropping on my foot and cardboard paper cuts ...I hurt everywhere). But loving every moment. Kept stopping to tell my contractor how fucking happy I was. Everything was making me smile.
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And definitely inspired by the light and the beautiful energy of the space itself already. So excited! I've got ideas lined up and can't wait to start painting! It's going to be interesting to see how new surroundings influence new work.
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Thank you for cheering me on. Love having you all along with me on this creative, bumpy, never-knowing journey πŸ’™
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From the 'Lakelands' collection
24" x 24" acrylic on canvas
(sold)
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Ready to go #topdrawer 2023. Stop by stand Q70 and say hi! ...

New Year, new studio. Yeah, I think it'll do πŸ™‚
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Moving in this weekend. Beyond excited and kind of nervous to settle in too. Have a feeling it's just the beginning of a whole new wave of my work.
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#newyearcoming #soexcited #artstudio #thecottonfactory #historicbuilding #emptyspace #studiotobe #theartistslife #imaginationstation #creativelife #artiststudio #whereshecreates #inherstudio #originalart #goodthingscoming #yesthatsafireplace
@cottonfactoryca
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So grateful for everyone who has welcomed one of my prints into their home. I love seeing where these pieces and up and taking a moment to enjoy "September Rose" beautifully framed and living its best life is a wonderful way to start my day.
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Thank you for keeping my little print operation humming! Link to the shop in my bio above ❀️
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PS - big news coming soon! 🀞
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#framedprint
#walldecor #homedecor #homeofficedecor #framedart #floralpainting #floralprint #abstractfloral #abstractflower #flowerpainting #inbloom #houzzdecor #houseandhome #housebeautiful #elledecor #vogueliving #beautifulspaces #interiorstyle #interiordecor #artprint #fineartprints #artprintuk #livebeautifully #styleathome #apartmenttherapy #foreverhome #roomgoals
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Ooooooooooh......πŸ’™
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Update: sold
9" x 12"
acrylic, gallery wrapped canvas
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#moodyskies #moodyblues #darkerskies #nightsky #goodnight #midnightsky #midnightblue #darkblue #alltheblues #blueskies #beautifulskies #beautifulhorizons #thegreatoutdoors #bigskies #theviewfromhere #landscapeprint #landscapepainter #landscapepainting #landscapes #fineartprints #artprintuk #abstractlandscapes #ohwowyes #brushstrokes #originalart
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With the latest @thisbeeisme abstracts pretty much done and drying (are you following? And signed up for my newsletter to get a preview?) it's time to turn my full attention back to landscapes. There's a spring collection that needs to happen!
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The challenge for me is to find and feel colour in a most beautiful way when all is frozen around me. Interestingly, and most helpfully, I'm actually being guided by words, not the land itself, for whatever's next.
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With a notebook full of potential painting titles, excerpts from poems, series concept descriptions and just gorgeous word phrases that make no sense but that make me smile..... Me and my brushes are off to the studio. Here we go folks!
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(Image shown has sold)
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#paintingprocess #inspirationiseverywhere #landscapepainting #landscapes #landscapeartist #ohwhatabeautifulday #abstractlandscapes #originalart #fineartprints #landscapeprint #artprintuk #beautifulskies #blueskies #bigsky #skyscapes #brushstrokes #homedecor #framedart #oneofakind #ontariariario #winterskies #theartistslife #whereshecreates #girlpainter #creativeprocess
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Happens every January. Despite having a notebook full of ideas, and some pretty clear thoughts about what I want to paint, I'm missing the inspiration to pull it all together. Nothing feeling particularly right. A difficult place to sit, trusting the spark will come.
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12" x 12"
acrylic, gallery wrapped canvas
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#paintingprocess
#januaryblues #creativethoughts #creaytiveprocess #cloudsrollingin #cloudscapes #skyscapes #bluesandgreens #theartistslife #theviewfromhere #greyskies #rainclouds #landscapeprint #landscapes #landscapepainting #homedecor #walldecor #originalart #lookslikerain #rainrain #moodyskies #breezyskies
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2022 was a beautiful, messy, colorful and creative year. Bring it on 2023, I’m looking forward to more!!
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Thank you for following my studio life, cheering me on and collecting my work.
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Let’s make 2023 even more colorful!
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#paintinginspo #paintinginspiration
#acrylicpainting #fineart #modernabstractacrylic #contemporarypainting #susannahbleasby #colourfulabstract #jadegreen #colorblast #colourcrush #canadianartist#colormyworld #colorpoetry #creativeprocess #landscapelovers #abstractartist
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One last big look at winter 2022 before heading into the New Year and all that it will bring.
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'Winterland' was the painting that made me fall in love with frosty nights and fields of snow. A limited palette and simplified brushstrokes perfectly captured the scene. Brrrr. Beautiful πŸ–€
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Archival prints available in my shop. Link in bio above ☝️
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Have a fun weekend everyone!
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Thinking into the New Year and starting the process of moving forward in my work. Little ideas put on paper, colour palette testing, blobs here and there to see if anything is feeling and looking interesting enough to develop. Looking for itches to scratch. To be honest, I'm a bit bored with my skies right now (I might also be tired so don't freak out) and looking within for something new.
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My ideas and energy are way ahead of my ability to paint. There's much work to do!
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I know I want to feel a renewed freshness in my brushstrokes, see more risk taking and different-ness, but not sure what form that will take. Don't think I need to reinvent for the sake of reinventing, but when I feel stalled I know I need to shake things up. Maybe it's new subject? A new application of material? More abstract and simplified, or more literal and detailed?
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Restlessness with my work is always an uncomfortable place to be, requiring patience and trust that is a challenge. But as a real workhorse, know I'll paint my way into "new", whatever that looks like and whenever it happens.
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(and then again, maybe I'll just take a good long nap and come full circle back to where I began in the first place! πŸ˜„)
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8" x 8"
Oil on board
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#oilsketch #winterpainting #oilpainting #originalart #trusttheprocess #paintingprocess #creaytiveprocess #thinkingcolor #landscapesketch #landscapes #landscapepainting #abstractlandscapes #fineartprints #landscapeprints #landscapecards #calledtobecreative #followyourheart #whereshecreates #studiotime #artstudio
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Sitting quietly in the studio surrounded by colour and paint and possibilities mixed with mess. Thinking. Wondering.
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In order to look forward and hear what I'm being called to create, means looking back on things done/not done and listening to the highs and lows in my heart. And it has a lot of jumbled, I'm- not-sure -yet things to say!
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What's making me restless?
What excites my imagination?
Which colours catch my eye? Where is curiosity leading me? What am I drawn to exploring? What do I want to see in my work?
What challenges am I up for?
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It's the time of year to reflect, to evaluate where things are at and to set in motion steps towards new horizons. And wanting mine to be.... πŸ€”
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40" x 40"
acrylic, gallery wrapped canvas
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