BUILD THE IMAGE WITH PROCESS   NOV 12th at the Japanese Paper Place

Eleven very focused artists and myself spent Saturday in heaven working on image making techniques using washi. The workshop was held in the ware house area of JPP where we were surrounded by all kinds of hand made Japanese paper. Thanks to the Japanese Paper Place for providing beautiful samples for us to use: Uwa Senka Long, Tosa Usushi, and Gampi Silk Tissue.

Here is a link to further workshops at JPP.



The day was a little overcast and threatened to rain but visitors were undeterred. Joan’s tasty hors d’oeuvres and the fireplace going allowed everyone to forget the weather, have a good look around and chat. I had a chance to meet old friends and acquaintances one of whom I had not seen for years. I was peppered with questions and happy to answer such a receptive audience ! Below are photos giving a sense of the gallery so graceful and inviting, thanks to Joan.

The exhibit is open to November 16th. Gallery hours are Tues to Sat., 11 to 5pm or by appt.     Ph: 705-476-1534

See the works in the show on page  “Artworks in “Image Landings”, Ferneyhough Contemporary, Oct 15 to Nov 16″.

“IMAGE LANDINGS” at Ferneyhough Contemporary,North Bay, Oct 15 -Nov 16

Hello All:

Well I am down to the final few days before my show and looking forward to the drive north: to see the fall colours on the way and spend a weekend in North Bay on the shores of Lake Nipissing. A word from Joan Ferneyhough the gallery director:

Ferneyhough Contemporary is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Susan Farquhar entitled Image Landings.
Inspired by the dynamic organic environment of the Boreal Zone of Northern Ontario, Farquhar builds her images through layers of prints, drawings, texture and collage. Her visual imagery reflects her response to the changing nature of Canadian identity.  Among the new works will be a large format (44″ x 77″) triptych consisting of two layers, a background of three black Stonehenge papercuts and the foreground three white washi papercuts.
Originally from North Bay, Farquhar began working as a visual artist and professional printmaker for artists in the 1980’s.  She and her partner, Robert Game worked in two printmaking studios prior to establishing their own studio, Atelier GF in 1991 in downtown Toronto. They printed fine art prints in etching, silkscreen and relief until 2014.
Farquhar now devotes her time and skills to her own art practice.
A reception for the opening of this exhibition will take place Saturday, October 15 from 2 – 4 pm. The artist will be present. We hope you’ll join us.

If you may be in the area see:      705.476.1534




Susan Farquhar: An Artist who Runs

The Effervescent Bubble

Susan Farquhar is an artist and printmaker who is as passionate about running and the YMCA as she is about her art.

Originally from North Bay, she studied at Guelph and then did a Fine Arts degree at York University in 1977. After graduation, she and her partner, artist Robert Game, joined Open Studio, a non-profit community where artists share facilities. As she perfected her printmaking, her first clients were other artists creating new images using printmaking. From 1991 to 2013, the couple ran their own studio, Atelier GF, in a warehouse building at 512 Lansdowne Avenue. They then worked from studios at home which, Susan says, gives her “much less space but… more time and opportunity to work.”

Originally into fine prints in etching, silkscreen and relief, Susan finds that the digital age has revolutionized the field. Artists can now use modern digital applications to create images themselves and without…

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