Suzanne Hussey is a visual artist who works out of her home studio at MapleRidge Farm, Odessa, Ontario and from her summer home at Hawk Lake, Quebec.
Suzanne was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She studied Fine Arts and Psychology at Ottawa University in the late 1970’s. Throughout her working career in Human Resources Management in Ottawa, and while raising her family, Suzanne kept her interests in art alive through training and practice in weaving, stained glass, life drawing, pastels, watercolour and oil painting. Suzanne’s interest in oil painting began to dominate as she furthered her training at the Ottawa School of Art and with local artists. She studied landscape painting with Ottawa-based landscape painter David W. Jones, joining his summer plein air classes over several summers.
Since retirement from the Federal Public Service, and a move from city life to the countryside in 2008, Suzanne has joined a life-drawing group and has focused her work on landscape oil painting and experimenting with mixed media.
In 2010, Suzanne was awarded the Viewer’s Choice Award – First Place, for her entry “Where there’s light…” in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Hope Blooms Art Exhibition in Kingston, Ontario. In February 2013, she successfully completed the Royal Conservatory’s Artist-Educator Foundations Course sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council.
Suzanne is a member of the Ontario Arts Council, the Kingston Arts Council, and the Quinte Arts Council.
Suzanne’s work has been donated for charitable auctions and has sold privately.