ARTSWARD

SUSAN WARD
Toronto watercolour, mixed media and glass artist

Art has become more and more a life force I can’t imagine living without. After studies in graphic design and fine art, glass stoked my creative fire and became my primary creative outlet. A glass artist for 28 years, with a leaning towards contemporary and mission-style work, in this past decade I discovered a passion for painting, abstract watercolour in particular.

Why we make art is unique to every artist. For me, it is exploration, meditation, learning, growing, it elevates my joy, it is also quite regularly a challenge and often my most personal therapy. I love everything about the process – from the “failures” to the surprising successes, and the always unexpected happy accidents reinforcing an important life lesson for me - to trust in yourself and let go of the outcome. The nirvana is rarely in the outcome. I find the greatest joy in the elusive, heart nourishing elation of true immersion in a flow state.

The intangible added benefit of making art is the most remarkable community of open-hearted fellow explorers it connects me with. What began as art therapy ten years ago, has become an addiction. A healthy habit I work at committing to more and more. This is my motivation to show - it forces the showing up, making space for it, owning my voice and with so many exciting and fun starts in my repertoire, it forces the finishing.

ABSTRACT

Abstract

FLORAL

Floral

LANDSCAPE

Moonshadows

FIGURATIVE

Contemplation

GLASS

Glass

(416) 729 8945

susan@boostbusiness.ca