SUSAN CHOW - The Artist
Susan Chow is the child of Chinese immigrant parents who settled in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As a child she developed life long interests in tennis, reading, and drawing.
Eventually she earned an Honours degree in Biology and a Bachelor or Education degree from the University of Toronto. She was dedicated to teaching secondary school science and art.
Like many artists, she was able to turn wholly to art only after retirement, but unlike many, had periodically interrupted her career to study fine arts – drawing, painting, design, printmaking, photography, and art history – at both the University of Calgary and the University of Ottawa. By the time she retired she had already developed a reputation in the field despite allowing the public few opportunities to view her work.
Over the last two and a half decades her paintings and prints have been seen in only several group shows, and four solo exhibitions, including one at the Art Gallery of Algoma.
Today Susan works from her home in the Sault and from her studio on Pine Island. In her quest to better express herself visually, she is forcing the evolution of her technique.
Her long term goals include tackling the challenge of painting night scenes and finding ways to fuse art and poetry.