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About Sue Davies

Sue Davies was born in Toronto, Ontario and has been passionate about art since early childhood.  She holds an Honors B.A. and a Bachelor of Education in Visual Arts and Drama. Sue moved to Owen Sound, Ontario in 1990 where she taught Elementary School with the Bluewater District School Board for twenty years. Since her retirement in 2010, Sue has been an active member of the Studio Twenty Group of Painters. She has participated with the group in several art projects to raise funds for local charitable organizations and has exhibited with the group at the Lion’s Head Art Show each year from 2011 to 2019. Sue’s work has also been exhibited in several galleries including the Owen Sound Artist’s Co-op, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, the Roxy Theatre, Meaford Hall, The Loft Gallery and The L.E. Shore Gallery in Thornbury, The Mill Pond Gallery in Cargill, Ontario and on banners along the Owen Sound Harbour.


Sue's painting ‘Cotton Candy Sky’ won the Visionary Award at the Southampton Art Gallery’s Annual Juried Show ‘A Feast For the Eyes’ in 2012 and her painting 'Standing Guard at Port Dover' won a Sponsor's Choice Award at the Paint Ontario Art Show and Sale in Grand Bend in 2021.​ Sue works mainly in acrylics, but has been known to create works in watercolour, soft pastel, graphite, coloured pencil and mixed media. Her favourite subjects include birds, flowers, landscapes, historical buildings and still life. Sue has a home on the Sydenham River in Owen Sound and receives much of her inspiration from the surrounding natural environment. The beauty and splendor of nature is reflected in her peaceful and detailed paintings of wildlife and the Canadian landscape.​

Inspirational artists include Lawren Harris, Emily Carr, Georgia O'Keefe, Robert Bateman and Peter John Reid. ​

Curriculum Vitae

Sue Davies
b. Toronto, Ontario 1955
BEd Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario, London (1980)
Honors BA, Visual Arts & Drama, York University, Toronto, Ontario and University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario (1978)
Work History
Elementary School Teacher with the Bluewater Board of Education, Owen Sound, Ontario (1990-2010)
Okanagan College Library and Registrar’s Office, Kelowna B.C. (1980-1988)
Co-Owner of Colorform Designs Printing Company, Kelowna, B.C. (1985-1988)
Sponsor's Choice Award for 'Standing Guard at Port Dover, Paint Ontario Juried Art Show and Sale - 2021

Visionary Award for ‘Cotton Candy Sky’, Feast For the Eyes Juried Art Show, Southampton Art Gallery, Southampton, Ontario - 2012
Entrance Scholarship, Visual Arts Program, York University, Toronto, Ontario - 1974
Group Exhibits
The Mill Pond Gallery, Cargill, Ontario (June-December 2022)
The Legacy Gallery, Owen Sound Artists' Co-op (June-July 2022)
Studio Twenty Open House, Massie, Ontario (June 2022)
Among the Peonies Garden Event, Annan, Ontario (May 2022)
Daily Bread Fundraiser for O'Share, Owen Sound Artists' Co-op (January 2022)
‘Annual Square Foot Show’, The Loft Gallery, Thornbury, Ontario (2017-2021)
Owen Sound Art Banner Juried Exhibit, Owen Sound Harbour (May-October 2011-2022)

'The Colours of the Sound', Two-Person Show, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario (2018)
February Salon, The Gallery, L.E. Shore Memorial Library, Thornbury, Ontario (2018,-2022)
'Year of the Rooster‘, 'Year of the Dog’, 'Year of the Pig', 'Year of the Tiger' - Chinese Cultural Exhibits at the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery & Grey Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario (2017-2022)
Group Exhibit, Lion’s Head Annual Art Show and Sale, Lion’s Head, Ontario (2011-2019)
‘100 Squares’ Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario (2012-2019)
March Miniatures Show, Legacy Gallery, Owen Sound Artist’s Co-op (2015-2022)
‘Show Then Tell’ Exhibit, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound (2017)
Feast For the Eyes, Annual Juried Art Show, Southampton Art Gallery (2012-2016)
Sarah Hagan Piano Concert and Interactive Exhibit at the Roxy Theatre (2015)
Juried Art Show, Meaford Hall, Meaford, Ontario (2012-2014)
Studio Twenty Group Show, Griffin Gallery, Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, Ontario (2012)
Owen Sound Artist’s Co-op Guest Artist (2011)
Sue has been an active member of the Studio Twenty Group of Painters in Massie, Ontario since 2011, under the leadership of painter, Peter John Reid and has participated in several group art projects to help raise funds for local charitable organizations.

Charitable Projects with Studio XX

Our Daily Bread Project 2022

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Studio Twenty held a fundraiser entitled 'Our Daily Bread'.

The goal was to raise funds for O'Share, a non-profit organization providing meals for those in need in the Owen Sound area.

'Brioche Bagels'

'Our Daily Bread' raised approximately $2000 for O'Share

Priya's Butterfly Project 2018

Studio Twenty created 12"x12" paintings of butterflies to raise funds and awareness for the disease Epidermolysis Bullosa. EB is a family of rare genetic disorders that affect the body's largest organ: the skin. The project was organized by Kristina Maus (a Studio Twenty Member) and the paintings were sold in an online auction for a starting price of $200 each.


Priya's Butterfly Project Poster

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'Rainbow Love' by Sue Davies

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Studio Twenty Member Butterfly Paintings

'Priya's Butterfly Project' raised $4000 towards Epidermolysis Bullosa

Canada 150 Project 2017

Each member of Studio Twenty painted a Canadian scene on 12"x12" canvas representing a province or territory in Canada. The references used were from Studio Twenty members' personal photos. My reference was from a photo of Labrador taken by Maureen Munden.



To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, Studio XX members also painted a maple leaf on a 12"x12" canvas and wrote words around the edges that represented what Canada means to them.

'Blue Maple'

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