Susan Groot

Artist’s Statement

“Finding a unique yet personally satisfying creative voice is a lifelong challenge for any artist. There are so many media and styles to explore and so many mentors to learn from along the way.

By drawing patterns in pen and ink or by painting using only black and white or a limited colour palette, I am trying to focus less on perfecting the subject of my art and more on understanding the process I used to create it. Learning to trust that process and enjoying the journey have become my priorities.”


Following her retirement from a career as a teacher/consultant in Toronto, Susan moved to Grafton, Ontario with her husband Tom in 2008.

Susan values her memberships in the Friday Morning Art Group (Port Hope), Cobourg Art Club, Pine Ridge Art Association and Spirit of the Hills. She feels privileged to continue her arts education inspired by so many talented colleagues.

Susan has exhibited her work in art club shows and sales throughout Northumberland County. Some of her portraits and life drawings can be found in private collections in Ontario and British Columbia.

Susan uses different paint media, graphite and pen and ink for her human and animal portraiture, life drawings and still life. Recent explorations have focused on drawing intricate patterns in pen and ink, often with watercolour washes.

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