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Susan’s paintings have invariably been about the environment and the creatures within it. From her first solo show, View from the 49th Sideroad in 1997, her aim has always been to paint the environment as she sees it. And there is usually an animal in it. As an environmentalist, she has fought many battles, most recently with the Concerned Residents’ Coalition against Hidden Quarry in Guelph/Eramosa, Ontario. Here, gravel mining below the water table would likely imperil the drinking water of an entire community. Over 14% of the earth’s population do not have access to safe drinking water, and climate change is making this situation worse.

Susan has been invited to take part in “Water for Life” International Art Exhibition, 4th Edition, at Maya Museum, Cancun, Mexico from 24 March – 3 April 2022. This polyptych, entitled “Turtle Protest”, will be shown there, demonstrating that all water on the planet, as well as marine life, is threatened. This is the second time she has shown in Water for Life (see Gallery, “Horses Need Water Too.” Click here for more information about Water for Life #4