Halifax, Nova Scotia
Susan uses various papers and silk painting dyes along with wax and other resists to pattern papers. This provides her with a 'repertoire' of papers from which to create the collages. She discovered her love of working with paper over 20 years ago, when by chance she made a tiny paper fan to usup materials and decided to dip it into some of her silk dyes.
"My inspiration is the beauty of the world around us and I try to express that in my collages. I love hearing 'They just make me feel happy,' or 'I love your colours'- it gives me great pleasure to know that I am sending little moments of joy and wonder out into the world."