The Artists of Muskoka

Susan Irons Ware

Damselfly Studio
1916 Muskoka Road, Hwy 169
Gravenhurst, ON, P1P 1R2

Susan’s paintings reflect her love of the natural environment and the importance of finding the stillness in life. The privilege of living in Muskoka allows Susan to connect with the patterns and cycles of the universe and provides a daily opportunity to observe and assess the natural world.

Much of her work focuses on a close-up view of live subjects in an attempt to draw the viewer’s attention to the beauty and intricacies of colour, shape and pattern in even the smallest of life. An insect, for example, can express all of those traits and also act in this way as a bridge to the understanding of abstraction. Susan also paints landscapes, still life, figures, and abstracts. Although she works primarily in watercolour she also enjoys working in acrylics, oils and mixed media.

Susan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in Montreal and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto where she also was certified as a Specialist in Visual Arts. She served for more than ten years as Department Head of Visual Arts at a Toronto high school. She is a member of the Toronto Watercolour Society, and the Arts and Letters Club.

Susan’s work is currently found in private collections in England, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States and Canada. Visitors to her Damselfly Studio Gallery near Gravenhurst will be welcomed with a frequently changing exhibition of framed pieces as well as other artwork.

Waterlilies - Lake Rosseau by Susan Irons Ware

Susan Irons Ware
Waterlilies - Lake Rosseau

15” x 22”, Watercolour

An Aaron Berning Design ©2013 Andrea Hillo