Susan Fisher MA BFA Visual Arts has been an artist all her life. She began her professional journey at Concordia University, Montreal PQ CA earning an Honours BFA in Visual Arts with a Diploma in Art Ed. Continuing her journey, she taught in Indigenous communities in Northern Alberta which inspired her to continue studies in the Masters Programme, Anthropology at Trent University, Peterborough ON CA,
In the early 90's she discovered beeswax Encaustic and trained at R & F Handmade Paints to acquire expertise in this ancient and glorious medium. She has explored the rich possibilities of Encaustic in her artwork and in the classes she teaches for over 20 years. Her work has been exhibited widely in Canada and the USA. One terrific experience was exhibiting in Sagamihara Japan.
"I delight in working with the beautiful luminosity, layering and texturing unique to Encaustic. Every piece is an exciting journey weaving photo images with painted layers to give a wonderful dynamic. As the light changes through the day different elements surface for the viewer to enjoy."
Susan Fisher has been an Encaustic Artist for more than 20 years. "Beeswax Encaustic is a magnificent medium allowing me to create paintings with wonderful luminosity, texture and depth. I use photo transfers to evoke a sense of intrigue, inviting the viewer to imagine their own story."
The elements of Beeswax Encaustic lend a delightful dynamic to each painting. As the light changes throughout the day and into the evening, different layers dominate so there is a constant shifting of shapes and colours. You will always enjoy exploring different visual experiences within one simple piece of art!
“Winter Sunrise along Jackson Park”
This work is Beeswax Encaustic with Oil Stick and Photo Transfer on board. My home and studio is situated in The Kawarthas/Peterborough ON, There is a magnificent public nature trail that runs along an old railroad track and joins up to the TransCanada Trail. I enjoy walking it through various seasons and am inspired by the energy of the ancient trees and sparkling water of the creek running through.
Medium:Encaustic, Oil Stick and Photo Transfer on Board
Canadian winters while beautiful and magical seem to last far too long. As Spring approaches agonizingly slowly, I begin to dream about the glorious explosion of Spring flowers and bird song. This Painting evokes that wistful waiting, knowing all will awake again but hoping sooner than later.
This piece is also full of lovely texturing which gives a vibrant dynamic to the composition
Relics of earlier times, ruins, vintage photos are some of the elements that trigger my imagination and inspire my work. Wandering through old streets, the silence is "thundering", I can almost hear/feel people living, working, playing, laughing as they carry on their daily lives. I often make up stories about these personages. You, the viewer, are welcome to do the same and enter your own personal dialogue with the past.
I am having a bit of visual fun in this work. Is it truly a reflection or another dimension? Or perhaps an interpretation instead of an exact reflection? If this opens a dialogue I am delighted! This is a piece from 2012 but it keeps on inspiring me and hopefully my circle of collectors