Susan Statham

The Painter's CraftA writer, artist and teacher, Susan Statham was born in Toronto and raised in Fredericton, NB and Ottawa, ON. A graduate of Algonquin College, she also attended the Ontario College of Art & Design, the National Portrait Academy, the Institute of Children’s Literature, and received her BA from the University of Waterloo where she studied Advanced Fiction Writing. Her quest for instruction in classical and traditional methods is chronicled in her first mystery novel, The Painter’s Craft. The inspiration for this book, published by Bayeux Arts, came from one sentence in one art class – “Cobalt violet is the most poisonous colour in your paint box.” Clues in the mystery are in a series of paintings and the cover of The Painter’s Craft features one of Susan’s oils. An editor and a contributor to the anthology, Hill Spirits (pub. Blue Denim Press) in 2012, Susan is presently working on her second mystery novel, True Image, a nonfiction book, A Course in Painting and a children’s story, Gegen’s Friend. She is scheduled to teach a creative writing course for Fleming College, Cobourg in the fall of 2014 – Tuesdays, Sept. 23 – Nov. 25, 6-9 pm. Susan is the founder of ‘Word Northumberland’ a celebration of writers and readers, an annual book fair held at the Cobourg Public Library – now offering its first writing contest. For details see: Word Northumberland! web: www.sstatham.com email: susan@sstatham.com


See also: Susan Statham – Artist