SUSAN TOOKE

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Susan Tooke’s recent work focuses on woodlands and wilderness areas on Canada’s East Coast. With a vibrant style and expressionistic colour, she translates the dynamics of nature into a visual narrative: “I abstract the landscape reflecting the energy of the environment surrounding me.” Painting is the foundation of her studio practice, which also includes multi-media work in sound, video, and animation.

Susan has received several awards, including the Established Artist Recognition Award in 2015 from the Province of Nova Scotia. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Canada and the United States. A celebrated illustrator, her artwork for children’s literature has resulted in multiple awards, including four Lillian Shepherd Memorial Awards for Excellence in Illustration. An active advocate for artists’ social and economic rights, she currently serves as National President of Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC). Susan received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia with further studies in the Master’s of Media Arts program at the New School in New York City.

Rushing Brooklet

acrylic on birch panel

48" x 36"  $

Marsh

acrylic on birch panel

48" x 36"  $

The Earth Awakens

acrylic on birch panel

36" x 36"  $

Nightfall At The Brook

acrylic on birch panel

48" x 36"  $

Brooklet

acrylic on birch panel

48" x 36"  $

Forest Pool

acrylic on birch panel

36" x 36"  $

Canopy II

acrylic on birch panel

36" x 36"  $

Canopy I

acrylic on birch panel

36" x 36"  $

Forest Floor Amusements

acrylic on birch panel

36" x 36"  $

Awakening

acrylic on birch panel

48" x 36"  $

 

Inlet High Head

acrylic on board

36" x 48"

 $ 3600

 

Sunset Five Islands

acrylic on canvas

36" x 36"

 $ 3100

 

Beautiful Cove - Receiding Tide

Indiaink on 300 lb hot press  Fabriano wc  paper

9" x 13"

framed $ 570

 

Channel Marker - Fog

India ink on 300 lb hot press  Fabriano wc  paper

9" x 13"

framed $ 570

Tidal Pool Near Seal Cove

India ink on 300 lb hot press  Fabriano wc  paper

9" x 13"

framed $ 570

Tidal Pool With Rocks

India ink on 300 lb hot press  Fabriano wc  paper

9" x 13"

framed $ 570

Flour Cove Pool

India ink on 300 lb hot press  Fabriano wc  paper

9" x 13"

framed $ 570

 

Economy Point, NS

acrylic on canvas

24" x 14"

framed $ 1100

 

Three Spruce Island

acrylic on canvas

24" x 12"

$ 1000

 

Look off post Mahons Cemetery, Great Village NS

acrylic on canvas

24" x 12"

framed $ 1100

 

Stream along the Peticodiac

acrylic on  on canvas

24" x 12"

$ 1000

 

Spring melt, Hemlock Ravine

acrylic on wood panel

24" x24"

$ 2000

 

Two rocks three logs, Bluff Wilderness

acrylicon canvas

30" x 30"

$ 3000

 

Stream, Highlands, CB

 

acrylic on wood panel

24" x 24"

$   2000

Roots

India ink on 300 lb hot press  Fabriano wc  paper

9" x 13"

framed $ 570

 

The Bay not at home

acrylic on canvas

30" x 60"

$ 3800

 

Blue stream tangled wood

acrylic on canvas

36" x 48"

$  3600

 

Tidal pools at Pennant Point

acrylic on canvas

30" x 60"

$  3800 

 

Forest Edge

acrylic on birch panel 

24" x 18"

$  1700

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