Bio about equine artist Susie Benes

About the Artist

 They all told me I'd grow out of it, but for me horses are an enduring inspiration.

My creative expression has always been driven by a deep passion for horses, and yet it took many years for me to realize that making art was an important part of my life.

My education in art history gave me a strong theoretical and conceptual foundation, but my technique is almost entirely self-taught. It has taken me many years to develop my unique style.

I currently work with air dry clay, ceramic, and paper, often mixing mediums to take advantage of each media's strengths. By consistently pushing the boundaries of materials, I create richly layered sculptures that can both challenge and delight the viewer.

For available artwork, visit the Art section. I also share tips and techniques for artists in my Blog

Publications & Media

Beautiful Bizarre Magazine - Join the Tribe, Sept 2020

Chronicle of the Horse - Art Gallery Feature, Dec 2018

CBC Radio - North By Northwest with Sheryl McKay, Nov 2017

Horse and Style - 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

 

Galleries

Circle Craft - Vancouver, Canada

Exhibitions

2020 (Cancelled)
"Flying Solo". Circle Craft - Vancouver, Canada

2018
"Equine Art Gallery". Dressage Masterclass Weekend with Carl Hester - Langley, Canada

2017
Circle Craft Art Market - Vancouver, Canada
(Received the Gold Award for Excellence in Craft)

"Art in the City" - Vancouver, Canada

"Equine Visions". WHAM Art Gallery - Surprise, AZ 

2016
"Horse in Art". National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art at Palace House - Newmarket, UK

Harmony Arts Festival - West Vancouver, Canada

"Discovery: Line". Seymour Art Gallery - North Vancouver, Canada

2015
"Positively Petite". Place des Arts Gallery - Coquitlam, Canada