Susan Clement-Beveridge

Artist Statement:
"I am an emerging Canadian visual artist, native to Ottawa. Art has always been an important part of my life. The love affair I have for painting with acrylic on canvas, my preferred medium, using various techniques and tools to create and manipulate the texture, depth and intriguing focal points in all of my work. I find joy inspiration and excitement from the challenge of discovering and creating new ideas that will eventually find its place on the next canvas. I can’t imagine my life without art!"

Susan Clément-Beveridge, an emerging visual artist, born & lived in Ottawa most of her life, started painting, drawing and illustrating over the last decade. Since 2010, she usually works from photographs she has taken from the Ottawa and upper valley areas, painting with her preferred medium, acrylic on canvas. Susan loves to experiment with various techniques and effects in her mixed media art by using various techniques and tools creating textures and applying pen & ink. In 2010, her first inspirations for acrylic started with painting portraits of people, animals and musicians, which has now evolved into contemporary & mixed media pieces, with at times, hints of realism, while exploring the world of abstract painting. Her style encompasses on a bold, distinct and colourful palette range, showing depth and expression.

Susan is predominately a self-taught artist and has always had strong ties to the arts whether being in fine arts, theatre or music. Some of her influences come from artists such as; Gwendolyn Best, Bhat Boy & Jay Anderson, found in her private collection of pieces. Her love of the arts has always been a deeply passionate part of her life, transpiring in many forms. In her earlier days, she acquired her study of art and inspiration from her fine arts instructor, Karl Schutt, while also working as a coop student using pen & ink and silk screening at the National Postal Museum. In 1985, she completed a two year Graphic Arts Technician course at Algonquin College, later completing courses through the City of Ottawa & Ottawa School of Art in drawing and sculpture. Susan's love of theatre had her working on a number of Orpehus musical productions at Centerpointe Theatre with lighting & sound. From 2010 to 2014, she has participated in several illustrating webinar courses with award winning illustrators/authors such as; Will Terry, from Utah and from artist Jake Parker (an animator for Ice Age, with Blue Sky Studios) through the SVS School of Visual Storytelling & Folio Academy. She has also studied watercolour used in illustrating for children's books with Mark G. Mitchell from Austin, Texas. Some of her work is found in private collections across Canada, the US and New Zealand.

"Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make more art!" ~~ Andy Warhol

Exhibits: Susan’s paintings are shown at a number of local Ottawa art venues: Nectar Gallery, The Ottawa Little Theatre, OAA Award Shows, Art in the Park shows, festivals, and local eateries & cafés. She has been commissioned for her work as well.

Art Awards:
2017 - Honourable Mention for Acrylics at the OAA Member's Choice Awards
2015 - First Place for Acrylics at the OAA Member's Choice Awards
2014 - one of 20 finalists selected for the Ottawa Humane Society Animal Art Award at Ottawa Art Expo

​​Member of West Carleton Arts Society
Member of Arts Network Ottawa
Member of the Ottawa Art Association since 2013 - Newsletter Editor 2016-Present
​and is a group member of the OAC-Ottawa Arts Council
Member of Artists in Canada

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OAA Juried Spring Awards Show
Nectar Art Gallery
255 MacKay Street, Ottawa
April 29, 2019
7 - 9 pm

OAA Spring Juried Awards Show 2018
Ottawa Little Theatre
400 King Edward Ottawa
April 30th
7-9 pm

OAA Fall Member's Choice Awards Show 2017
Ottawa Little Theatre
400 King Edward Ottawa
May 29
7-9 pm

Arboretum Building #72
August 13 2017 10-5pm

TULIP ART GALLERY - Canadian Tulip Festival 2017
In celebration of the festival's 65th Anniversary and Canada's 150th Birthday
May 12 - May 22
Grand Opening Vernissage May 12 from 6-9 pm
Aberdeen Pavilion-Lansdowne Park

Arboretum - Central Experimental Farm
August 14-2016

Fall Members Choice Awards Show 2015
Ottawa Little Theatre
400 King Edward Ottawa
October 26

Art Exhibit at Pressed Cafe
750 Gladstone Ave Ottawa
July & August 2015

"River Currents" abstract painting 12X36 will be on display at the
COA Art Gala-Silent Auction 2014 (SOLD)
at 7pm
Irish Ambassador's Residence
291 Park Road, Rockcliffe-Ottawa
November 20th

Animal portrait of Ajax-Dogo Argentino
was one of 20 finalists
for the Ottawa Humane Society Animal Art Award at
Ottawa Art Expo 2014 - October 25 & 26
St Elias Centre
750 Ridgewood Ave Ottawa

Contact Information

SCB Artworks Studio, Ottawa, ON

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