Artist paints vivid landscape scenes

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

A pastoral field along Jerseyville Road, a tree-lined walking trail in Spring Valley and the stately Rousseau House provide ample inspiration for Ancaster artist Susan Outlaw.

Working mainly with oil on canvas, Ms. Outlaw captures the essence of Ancaster’s historic stone architecture and landscapes, as well as still-life creations, with striking attention to detail. Surroundings, the theme of Ms. Outlaw’s first formal showing, includes artwork created from subject matter in close proximity to the artist’s home studio in Ancaster.

Ms. Outlaw’s work has caught the attention of Creations Gallery at 436 Wilson St. E. Several of her paintings are now on display at Creations, including her series of poppy fields.

A graphic designer by trade, Ms. Outlaw was encouraged to think seriously about painting once again, following the birth of her children, Olivia and Liam.

In 1995, she graduated from Sheridan College to pursue a commercial design career. But after taking some time to raise a family she found a new a desire to explore her artistic side in a more tangible way. Instead of turning on the computer, she picked up a paint brush.

While all of Ms. Outlaw’s paintings are well-suited to a gallery exhibition, there are also a few she probably won’t consider selling.

Her painting, entitled David’s Place, shows a scene from Whistler, BC, of a tree growing from the edge of a cliff in the Rocky Mountains. It’s one of her brother’s favourite spots. Ms. Outlaw’s son, Liam, is very attached to a painting of ground tomatoes.

So far, Ms. Outlaw’s only portrait work is a small piece called Grandma Frimpong. It shows a woman from Ghana named Joyce, who is also the primary caregiver for her grandson. Ms. Outlaw and her husband have been writing letters to her grandson and helping him through school.

Some of Ms. Outlaw’s most colourful works include her Field of Poppies, Wild Sunflower and Morning Splendor.

For online samples of Ms. Outlaw’s work, visit www.susanoutlaw.weebly.com or email the artist at susanoutlaw@teksavvy.com

Artist paints vivid landscape scenes

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

A pastoral field along Jerseyville Road, a tree-lined walking trail in Spring Valley and the stately Rousseau House provide ample inspiration for Ancaster artist Susan Outlaw.

Working mainly with oil on canvas, Ms. Outlaw captures the essence of Ancaster’s historic stone architecture and landscapes, as well as still-life creations, with striking attention to detail. Surroundings, the theme of Ms. Outlaw’s first formal showing, includes artwork created from subject matter in close proximity to the artist’s home studio in Ancaster.

Ms. Outlaw’s work has caught the attention of Creations Gallery at 436 Wilson St. E. Several of her paintings are now on display at Creations, including her series of poppy fields.

A graphic designer by trade, Ms. Outlaw was encouraged to think seriously about painting once again, following the birth of her children, Olivia and Liam.

In 1995, she graduated from Sheridan College to pursue a commercial design career. But after taking some time to raise a family she found a new a desire to explore her artistic side in a more tangible way. Instead of turning on the computer, she picked up a paint brush.

While all of Ms. Outlaw’s paintings are well-suited to a gallery exhibition, there are also a few she probably won’t consider selling.

Her painting, entitled David’s Place, shows a scene from Whistler, BC, of a tree growing from the edge of a cliff in the Rocky Mountains. It’s one of her brother’s favourite spots. Ms. Outlaw’s son, Liam, is very attached to a painting of ground tomatoes.

So far, Ms. Outlaw’s only portrait work is a small piece called Grandma Frimpong. It shows a woman from Ghana named Joyce, who is also the primary caregiver for her grandson. Ms. Outlaw and her husband have been writing letters to her grandson and helping him through school.

Some of Ms. Outlaw’s most colourful works include her Field of Poppies, Wild Sunflower and Morning Splendor.

For online samples of Ms. Outlaw’s work, visit www.susanoutlaw.weebly.com or email the artist at susanoutlaw@teksavvy.com

Artist paints vivid landscape scenes

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

A pastoral field along Jerseyville Road, a tree-lined walking trail in Spring Valley and the stately Rousseau House provide ample inspiration for Ancaster artist Susan Outlaw.

Working mainly with oil on canvas, Ms. Outlaw captures the essence of Ancaster’s historic stone architecture and landscapes, as well as still-life creations, with striking attention to detail. Surroundings, the theme of Ms. Outlaw’s first formal showing, includes artwork created from subject matter in close proximity to the artist’s home studio in Ancaster.

Ms. Outlaw’s work has caught the attention of Creations Gallery at 436 Wilson St. E. Several of her paintings are now on display at Creations, including her series of poppy fields.

A graphic designer by trade, Ms. Outlaw was encouraged to think seriously about painting once again, following the birth of her children, Olivia and Liam.

In 1995, she graduated from Sheridan College to pursue a commercial design career. But after taking some time to raise a family she found a new a desire to explore her artistic side in a more tangible way. Instead of turning on the computer, she picked up a paint brush.

While all of Ms. Outlaw’s paintings are well-suited to a gallery exhibition, there are also a few she probably won’t consider selling.

Her painting, entitled David’s Place, shows a scene from Whistler, BC, of a tree growing from the edge of a cliff in the Rocky Mountains. It’s one of her brother’s favourite spots. Ms. Outlaw’s son, Liam, is very attached to a painting of ground tomatoes.

So far, Ms. Outlaw’s only portrait work is a small piece called Grandma Frimpong. It shows a woman from Ghana named Joyce, who is also the primary caregiver for her grandson. Ms. Outlaw and her husband have been writing letters to her grandson and helping him through school.

Some of Ms. Outlaw’s most colourful works include her Field of Poppies, Wild Sunflower and Morning Splendor.

For online samples of Ms. Outlaw’s work, visit www.susanoutlaw.weebly.com or email the artist at susanoutlaw@teksavvy.com