Susan Farquhar was born
in North Bay Ontario and studied Fine Art at the University of Guelph and York
University in Toronto.
She began working and
exhibiting in the eighties while practicing as a professional fine art printer
for artists. She and her partner Robert Game established their own print making
studio in 1991 where they continue to work with artists collaboratively in
etching, silkscreen and relief mediums.
In 2005 Susan was
invited to exhibit at the Joan Ferneyhough Gallery in North Bay. That year she
also traveled north to Lake Kipawa. These events facilitated a change of view
and working methods. Re-considering her approach to landscape has lead to a
continuous experimenting with image making and ongoing questioning of what landscape
is as art.
While she has no final
answers to her inquiries Susan has come to see landscape as a series of layers
– a little geography, history, reminiscence, physical dimension and
drawing expression. Her canvases and wood panels are two - dimensional objects
but the layers of texture and drawing reflect the experience of being there in
the physical place.