Many thanks….

As this year comes to a close I would like to take a moment to thank everyone that supported me in my artistic endeavors. Your continued support is very much appreciated. For me this year has been one of ups and downs. And although I am not one to wish time away I am not sad to see the end of 2022. All that being said I believe that I have managed to create some decent art.

My sincerest wishes to each and everyone of you for a happy, healthy and creative 2023.

Artist Susan Feniak. All these pieces of original art were SOLD 🔴 in 2022 along with countless “one of a kind” greeting cards. I am beyond grateful. Thank you all, again.

Me, saying thank you.

Blatant self promotion.

Warning! This post is blatant self promotion of the art by me, Susan Feniak. All the paintings in the above two photos are hanging in our house. They could be hanging in yours! I ask, why not give the gift of original art for Christmas?

In this disposable society one should remember art is a forever gift. All of these pieces are original, acrylic on gallery canvas. The painting continues around all the sides of the canvas so no frames are needed.

Artist Susan Feniak. For more information please email sfeniakart@gmail.com


Busy creating Christmas cards….

I have been creating Christmas cards as fast as I can. These are just a sampling of the ones I have made so far this year. No two are the same, ergo, “one of a kind”. This year my “one of a kind” cards are available for sale at Rikki Lou Who’s Gift Emporium downtown Salmon Arm BC. I am pleased to have this opportunity. Thank you for shopping local and supporting your local small business owners and artisans.

As always I hope my happy quirky critters make you smile.

Artist Susan Feniak. Watercolor and ink on 5″ x 7″ blank inside cards and includes an envelope.


New art!! “Sunny Disposition”

New art!! So new it’s still drying on my easel and I have just given it a title, “Sunny Disposition”.

It’s something bright and cheerful just for you on what is a rather dull day here in the Shuswap Lake area of British Columbia.

I have included photos of my process and progress. One photo also shows how I finish the sides of every painting I do on a gallery canvas.

Fingers crossed it cheers everyone. I do like it when my art causes smiles.

Artist Susan Feniak. Acrylic on a 20″ x 20″ gallery canvas.


Christmas is coming…

These are the 10 Christmas cards that I have for sale at Rikki Lou Who’s Gift Emporium on Alexander Street downtown Salmon Arm BC. I hope to find time to make more. Every card is a “one of a kind” hand painted original piece of art. Watercolor and ink on a 5″ x 7″ card, blank inside with an envelope.

Artist Susan Feniak QoR watercolors and ink on Strathmore card stock. My imagination needs to work overtime this time of year!


Something completely different from me.

A commission

This painting was indeed completely different for me to do. I have never done any lettering, and I have decided that I don’t care to ever do it again. The grapes, wine glass, bottle and wine were something I have never tackled on canvas with acrylic paints before either. The reflections on the glass and motion of the pouring wine were fun to recreate. The purchaser gave me the words and a vague idea of what she had in mind and then pretty much gave me free reign to do what I thought best. To quote, “do that thing you do”. Admittedly I did enjoy taking her idea and recreating something out of that. Because I had never done anything like this before I gave her a screeching good deal. Lesson learned, every painting takes just as long for me to do with just as much thought going into it. Each and every painting is special to me. And most importantly I have a reputation to uphold. I try to do my very best every time. Although grateful for this opportunity and pleased to do this for a friend, screeching good deals shouldn’t happen.

Artist Susan Feniak. Acrylic on a 20″ x 20″ deep gallery canvas.


Latest project…Morning Breaks

“Morning Breaks”

I completed my latest project today. Photo credit and inspiration goes to my very talented Aunt Helen Worley ❤️ Thank you so much for letting me use your amazing photo. This is a sunrise and cloud fan over Semiahmoo spit with Mount Baker in the background. Semiahmoo is in northwest Washington state. My Aunt Helen named the painting “Morning Breaks”. Happily this painting also immediately sold 🔴 to my aunt the photographer. Thank you again ❤️

Artist Susan Feniak, acrylic on a 24″ x 24″ deep gallery canvas. SOLD


Cards and more cards….

These are a sampling of the “one of a kind” cards that I have for sale at Rikki Lou Who’s Gift Emporium downtown Salmon Arm on Alexander St. My cards are truly one of a kind miniature pieces of art. So, if you want to give someone something unique here is your answer. Each card is watercolor and ink on a 4″ x 6″ blank inside card including an envelope.

Artist Susan Feniak. QoR watercolors and ink on Strathmore card stock.


“Sunset on Mara”

Sunset on Mara

Sunset on Mara. This painting has a lot of meaning for me. It is emotionally charged. Firstly it is the first painting since the death of our youngest son. Secondly it is based on a photo that I took the evening after his death. I could see a bird taking flight in the cloud formation. It was a perfect evening and a spectacular sunset. A beautiful memory to have and hold. Ergo it had to be memorialized on canvas by my hands, brushes and imagination.

Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on a deep 18″ x 24″ canvas.


Finding solace in my art

I am fortunate to have my art. Since I started painting in 2009 it’s always gotten me through the tuff times in life. This week I found solace once again. Like taking small steps everyday to move on I started with small things like cards. I then moved onto a bigger canvas. I will share photos of that when I am done but I am sharing photos of the four cards I made. The cards are now available at Rikki Lou Who’s Gift Emporium downtown Salmon Arm on Alexander St.

Artist Susan Feniak. QoR watercolors and ink on Strathmore card stock. “one of a kind” 4″ x 6″