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″


Small art and a new venue…

Recently I have been trying to rebuild my small painting inventory. The first two paintings are 10″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas. Can you tell that I was having fun with my palette knives?

I am pleased to announce that my “one of a kind”, hand painted greeting cards are now available for sale at Rikki Lou Who’s Gift Emporium on Alexander Street downtown Salmon Arm BC. I would like to thank the owner, Rachele for the opportunity and for supporting local artists. There are several photos of my cards above. I dropped off 15 to see how they sell. Fingers crossed. I am excited and looking forward to coming up with some more fun ideas for my cards.

My cards are all 4″ x 6″, hand painted original pieces of art. Artist Susan Feniak


“Floral Wave”

Floral Wave

Presenting to you my latest painting, “Floral Wave”! I don’t think any explanation is needed except for this is purely my imagination at work. Having fun splashing acrylics about. I hope you like this happy painting as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on a 16″ x 16″ deep gallery canvas. This painting is available at $175 cdn plus shipping.