I dare my art-self to be an intrepid explorer

Be bold * Be fearless * Be playful

Artist Statement

Find the magic in my subject, then create it, but simply. 
Strip away all the busyness and let the paint and the application of it reveal a story. 
My painted story then is interpreted by the viewer and becomes their story.  As it should.


For Sue Wilkins of Campbellford, in work and play she always gravitated to the creative side. Studies in Interior Designs, 22 years as a florist, then later as a designer of intricate quilting patterns

Sue feels the elements and principles of design instilled during those years helped pave the way on her painting journey.

Working primarily in oil or acrylic her heart is definitely given to nature’s elements and the landscape of it.

Studies made on location, combined with memories of what caught her attention to explore the scene in the first place are what fuel her quest to grasp that elusive magic of our natural world.

selected art of


A Glimpse
Acrylic, 30×30

Beach Rocks
Acrylic, 30×60

Look To The Coast
Acrylic, 20 x 20

Acrylic, 30 x 60

Beach Break
Acrylic, 30×60

Catch The Light
Oil, 28×48


 Northumberland Hills Arts Association (Spirit of the Hills) 

Eastern Central Ontario Art Association (ECOAA).

Current and a selection of past works can be viewed at

selected art shows 2008-2019

Solo Exhibitions
2018 -“Where My Brush Takes Me”, Capers Restaurant, Campbellford, ON.
2014 – “The Art of Sue Wilkins”, Campbellford Library, Campbellford, ON.

Collaborative Exhibitions
2015 – 3 artists, collaborative show, ”Inspiration From Life” KAGS Gallery, Peterborough, ON
2014 – 6 artists, collaborative show, “Birds of a Feather” Brighton, ON
2013, 2014, – Spirit of the Hills, 7 artists, Visual Arts Committee collaborative show, Caper’s Restaurant,
Campbellford, ON.
Art Association Group Exhibitions
Spirit of the Hills, Juried Show, Parrot Gallery, Belleville, ON.
Spirit of the Hills, Group show, “Festival of the Arts”, St Peter’s Church, Cobourg, ON.
Spirit of the Hills, Special Selection, large work, Warkworth Public Library. Warkworth, ON.
Spirit of the Hills, Juried entry, Northumberland Hills Hospital Exhibit, Cobourg, ON,
Spirit of the Hills – Juried Show, Art Emporium by the River, Port Hope, ON.
Spirit of the Hills – “All that Jazz” Juried Show, Ganaraska Art, Port Hope, ON (2011 – 2015)
Spirt of the Hills – Maple Syrup Festival Juried Show, Warkworth, ON (2010 – 2015)
Spirit of the Hills – Juried entry, Northumberland Hills Hospital Exhibit, Cobourg, ON.
KAGS (Kawartha Artists Gallery and Studios) – Juried Show Peterborough, ON (2015)
KAGS Outdoor Painters’ Shows (2013, 2014, 2015)
Northumberland Art Gallery Juried Show, Cobourg, ON (2011)


Sue is honoured to have her work represented by:
Ganaraska Art and Framing in Port Hope, ON.
Colborne Art Gallery


2019 – Spirit of the Hills, Juried Show, Parrott Gallery, Belleville, ON. Honorable Mention: Beach Break

2015 – Spirit of the Hills Juried Show, Maple Syrup Festival, Warkworth, ON. Honorable Mention: Look to the Coast.


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Colborne, ON

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