Artist-portrait1Susan Gosevitz is an award winning artist and an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA), the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) and a signature member of Artists For Conservation (AFC). A painter of nature, Susan creates scenes of natural moments to wake up, to calm, and to bring a sense of peace. “I see art as a collaboration with nature. Together we create the real and sublime in one, providing a return from hectic and stress, from consumption and chaos, to meditative simplicity”.

Susan is a member of The Tobin Island Artists who have painted together for several years in Muskoka. They have published four books; Chucky the Lonely Inukshuk 2009, Larry the Loon 2011, Under Your Nose 2015 and On the Reef 2016 by Judith and Shandley McMurray. Susan together with The Tobin Island Artists are the recipients of the 2012 Robert Bateman Award for outstanding contribution to conservation awareness through artistic expression. Proceeds from these children’s book have supported The Bateman Foundation and The Canadian Wildlife Foundation.

Susan graduated from The Toronto School of Art in 2009, recipient of The Edie Yolles Award; the top award for excellence in painting  to a graduating student. Susan has also studied at the Haliburton School of Art and Design. She gained peer recognition in 2010 when she was elected to The Society of Canadian Artists. In 2011 she was awarded “the top ten artists” at The McMichael Gallery Fall Show in Kleinberg. Susan is a former student of Canadian Wildlife Artist Robert Bateman and has recently reconnected through art workshops and collaborating together on children’s books promoting conservation awareness.

Susan has contributed to the arts community and uses her artistic talents to help many charities. As a founding member of the Herbie Fund, Susan has coordinated the Herbie Artists in support of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She has created artwork for tribute cards for the Baycrest Hospital in Toronto, the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada and the TPH Charitable Campaign. Her work can be found in the public collection in the Loretta Ann Rogers Critical Care Centre at the Toronto Western Hospital and in private collections in North America.

Susan creates original paintings in oils and acrylics. Commissions are welcomed.