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Susan Outlaw 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.
Today Susan resides with her husband and two children in Ancaster Ontario, an historic community nestled within the Niagara Escarpment, with access to rich farm lands, large tracts of forest, and pockets of small town living. Susan draws inspiration from this area as well as the Atlantic coastline when travel permits.
With a varied interest in subject matter, Susan's diversity in work has included landscapes, seascapes, still life and urban settings. 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. It is my hope that my paintings offer the viewer an escape, a moment of reflection, and a return to peace and balance".
Susan represents herself after fifteen plus years of in-house gallery representation and loves the patron-artist relationship. She is also represented by two on-line galleries, Sugarlift, New York NY and McMaster Fine Art, Hamilton ON.
Outlaw's work can be found in various private and corporate collections Internationally. Susan began instructing at the Dundas Valley School of Art in the fall of 2016 and continues to offer classes each season.