“High Water Sweepers”

High Water Sweepers

High Water Sweepers. Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on a 18″ x 24″ gallery canvas. Purely from my imagination this scene could easily be along the Eagle River. The river is situated in the Shuswap Lake area of British Columbia. Sweepers are a danger to all river traffic. In particular kayaker’s and stand up paddle boarders. A person can easily get entangled in the hidden snares and snags of branches and roots. Sweepers are prevalent particularly this time of year during run off season and high water levels. Or like on a rainy day like today. As for my painting I am hoping it leaves the viewer relaxed and the natural beauty of the surroundings enjoyed. Cheers Susan Feniak. This painting is framed and at Three Buoys Marina in Sicamous. Asking $275. Oh and I do hope you notice the wild roses are in bloom.

To contact Susan please email sfeniakart@gmail.com


One of my favorites…

Misty Morning

I had to bring all my art home from Gallery One Fifty today. We live and work on the shore of Shuswap Lake and the lake has decided to flood this year. As of last weekend the lake had risen 17 feet. It does come up every year. But because of a high snow pack in the back country this winter the lake is exceptionally high. Gallery One Fifty decided for safety sake that we artists should get our art out. The gallery will reopen as soon as the flood threat ends and the limitations of COVID 19 are lifted. Meanwhile I will get to enjoy one of my own paintings hanging up in our houseboat summer home. Misty Morning has always been a particular favorite of mine. FYI An artist isn’t supposed to bring all her art home especially all at once. I have no idea where I will put the rest!

Artist Susan Feniak. Golden acrylics on 20″ x 20″ gallery canvas. $200

To contact Susan please email sfeniakart@gmail.com


Mr Heron

Mr Heron

Mr Heron. Also known to me as The Three Buoys Great Blue Heron. He’s back! I think every year I pay respect to the return of the Blue Heron on Shuswap Lake. Such a beautiful bird to watch. Truly a favorite of mine.

Artist Susan Feniak. QoR watercolors and Pixma Micron ink on 8″ x 10″ Fabriano paper.

To contact Susan please email sfeniakart@gmail.com


A White Heart

I read in our local paper this weekend about the White Heart Project. The Shuswap Hospital Foundation requested that we show our support of health care workers by hanging a white heart on our doors. I decided to participate. Since our white heart would hang on a door that very few will see I am going to hang it in a window. I doubt it matters where one hangs their white heart as long as one shows how thankful they are to all the Doctors, nurses, caregivers and support staff that are working endlessly to keep as many as possible safe and well. Thank you. Two words that seem like such a small gesture of support. Perhaps if everyone participated all the health care workers would feel our gratitude and support. Hang a White Heart on your door or in your window and give thanks for being as fortunate as we are. The White Heart is a symbol of HOPE. We are lost without hope. Take care everyone. Hugs and hope Susan Feniak


On hiatus

Litibu sunset
San Pancho beach
Sayulita
Punta de Mita sunset

I prefer sandy beaches and sunshine to a snowy and cold Canadian winter. Ergo I am on hiatus in Mexico and away from blogging. Maybe by the time I return to my Canadian home it will be sunnier and warmer. Here’s hoping. In the meantime I am sharing some photos. Enjoy.


“Shine On”

“Shine On”. This is how I deal with the cold snowy days of our Canadian winter. I dream of a sunny warmer climate and swimming with a smiling Tortuga. And then create that scene on my easel. I hope Shine On makes you feel warm and cozy. If a tortuga can smile then so can we. No matter what. Artist Susan Feniak. Golden Artist Acrylics on 24″ x 24″ canvas. I may have to keep this one for a little while. An update: since posting this my tortuga has been given a name, Trudy. Trudy now greets everyone entering our front door with her smile.

To contact Susan sfeniakart@gmail.com


Hermit Bay

Hermit Bay. My latest painting. I need to come up with a name for this one yet. This was the view from our kitchen window on our houseboat last week while beached at Hermit Bay on Shuswap Lake. How fortunate am I to have this view rain or shine while cooking our meals? This painting is acrylic on 12″ x 16″ box canvas. Cheers Susan

To contact me sfeniakart@gmail.com


Raven Trail Birch

Raven Trail Birch is on display at Gallery One Fifty in Sicamous. Based on a photo taken by me. I enjoy my walks on Raven Trail. The trail meanders along the foreshore of Salmon Arm Bay BC. I have painted several versions of the trees there. In particular the birch that I see while on my walks. Acrylic on box canvas 18″ x 24″. Painted on all sides no frame needed. $275.00 Thank you for stopping by and I do appreciate your comments. Cheers Susan Feniak

To contact me sfeniakart@gmail.com


Gallery One Fifty

Here is some of my art on display and for sale at Gallery One Fifty in Sicamous. The gallery is at The Red Barn on Riverside Ave. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you want to meet me I host almost every Sunday. Hope to see you there. Cheers Susan Feniak


Haven Point Cabin

You are the first to see this one. I finished it this afternoon. Knowing me it could end up with some revisions but for now I am pleased to say “Haven Point Cabin” is done. Those who know my art may remember that I have painted this cabin before. Twice as a matter of fact. But this is a different view and a few years on from my previous attempts. Both of my other versions have found homes so hopefully this one will too. This spot on the Shuswap inspires me. It is another of my happy places. Artist Susan Feniak. Golden acrylics on 16″ x 20″ box canvas painted on all sides. No frame needed. Based on a photo taken by me. $250.00

To contact me sfeniakart@gmail.com