Suzanne Halsall



Artist Statement.

I consider myself a romantic, fascinated with all aspects of creation. Its beauty and the actions and diversity of people living in it, thus I think this is why I love to paint.

I believe from the contents of heart… the brush speaks – so it is my desire through painting, to stimulate an emotion or expose a deeper truth that I see in a subject, enabling the viewer to visually connect and at the same time present a message of appreciation for that we have.

As a child I lived in a book that my father bought me called “Impressionist Masters”, and have always been inspired by them as well as other modern artists such as Robert Hagen and Dan Mc Caw. I find impressionism suits my intention and the thickness and vibrancy of oils make them an ideal medium when it comes to impasto work and manipulation of paint on the canvas.

I do believe I’m on a journey and look forward to learning and developing further in my career.

Biography.

Born 1963 Subiaco, WA

Painting has been a special part of my life since childhood and being raised on a wheat and sheep farm near Beverley by an artistic father, provided the perfect atmosphere to develop a passion to paint.

I realised I had a potential future in painting at a young age, fuelled even more from winning several competitions and prizes at local shows.

After completing year 12 at PLC, Perth, I worked on the farm with my father who was ill at the time, then moved to QLD for two years intermittently from 1982 to 1984 painting numerous commissions on the side. During this time I also attended art workshops and several art camps with a Perth Tafe Lecturer, Mira Anste, where I was introduced to oil painting techniques.

In 1984 my father and I established a photographic processing lab in Southern W.A, where I worked until I married my husband in 1988 and continued to work there with my husband until we began a family of our own.

In 2003, after spending 15 years raising children etc., I decided it was time to pursue my dream to paint as a full time professional artist.

I am currently continuing to study and exhibit when and where possible.

Selected Awards.

2009 Agricultural Award, Beverley Art Prize
2008 Peoples choice, Perth Metro Art Prize
2008 Special Prize, Shell Agricultural Award, Peth Royal Show
2008 Peoples choice, Beverley Art Prize
2007 Peoples choice, Beverley Art Prize
2007 Highly commended, Albany Art Prize
2006 Peoples choice, Albany Art Prize
2005 Best local Artist, Albany Art Prize

Collections.

Private and Public Collections throughout Australia

Exhibitions.

2007 Take Five (Art Trail)
2008 (Art Trail) Collie St Gallery and Framers
2010 (Art Trail) Dog Rock Boulevard

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