Friday, December 23, 2011

Rumi

My heart
pulled itself apart
and filled to the brim
with a new light.

~Rumi

Friday, December 9, 2011

In living color

 Self portrait
colored pencil on paper
9" x 12"
2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Poet "Rumi"

"A great silence comes over me,
and I wonder why I ever thought
to use language."

~Rumi







Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dancing out of Darkness


pencil on paper
11" x 14"
2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Self Portrait


Pencil on Paper
11" x 14"
2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

A new addition


Very cute!!!
oil on canvas
14" x 18"

Friday, September 16, 2011

Girl on a Swing


This image reminds of childhood days when nothing was important,  but
everything was an amazing adventure.

pencil on paper
11" x 14"
2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A New Addition


I do love drawing baby portraits.  Very sweet!!!
My latest commissioned portrait.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Untitled


oil on canvas
24" x 30"
2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

St. Ann's Academy


pencil on paper
11" x 14"
2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Intersection #2

oil on canvas
9" x 12"
2011

Intersection #1


oil on canvas
9" x 12"
2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Untitled


Underneath the surface,
something scratches its way out.
Walking in a way that reaches,
beyond my logic,
soaking in the foam of past memories.

No, this is something new,
something alien,
reaching,
grabbing me,
taking me under,
into,
myself.

A journey,
a new voice,
an expression of Self,
that leaves me defenseless.

I am solitude,
I am silence,
I am only an experience.

New Drawing


I've started drawing again.  Funny thing, I have this new love for architecture.  The lines, the forms, the value feels so logical, but I do love the way each drawing takes me deep within myself.  I love the focus and concentration, how time seems to move through my fingers with ease and grace.  This drawing took about 3 hours.  I love the circular shapes that this structure gives to the space.  Every time I create, I feel a new part of myself emerge into this world.  What a wonderful experience.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Many Hues of White #11


acrylic/oil on canvas
24 in x 24 in
2011

The Many Hues of White #2 - Revised


oil on canvas
16 in x 20 in
2011

The Many Hues of White #1 - Revised


oil on canvas
16 in x 20 in
2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"The Art Line"

Today I officially became owner of "The Art Line".  A company in pursuit of art and artistic teaching.  My intention is to bring classes to people who love to explore their creativity.

I'm just developing my website and will have it up and running soon.  A new schedule of classes will be available in the near future.

I look forward to meeting new people and sharing learning with all.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Gala Night


Art in life.
Life in art.

Dressing up for an amazing Gala
held by Halo in Victoria BC.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Orange dances through me


oil on canvas
24 in x 30 in
2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Square of Orange


oil on canvas
16 in x 20 in
2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Heartbeat of Orange


oil on canvas
24 in x 24 in
2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Untitled


Untitled
oil and acrylic on canvas
9 in x 12 in
2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Open House at Keta Trading

Sandy - owner of Keta Trading and myself


Me and two of my paintings.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Open House at Keta Trading

Keta Trading is having an Open House this Saturday, June 18th from 3pm - 8pm.  I'll have many of my painting for sale, so if you would like to see some of my work up close and personal please send me a message at suzanneb11@yahoo.ca for directions to the party.

Please follow the link for Keta Trading on the right side of my blog to have a look at other wonderful items that are for sale.  This is a great opportunity to support local artists!!!!

Much love,
Suzanne


Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Many Hues of White #10




acrylic and oil on canvas
12 in. x 12 in.
2011

The Many Hues of White #9




acrylic and oil on canvas
12 in. x 12 in.
2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Many Hues of White #8



acrylic and oil on canvas
16 inches x 20 inches
2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Many Hues of White #7



acrylic and oil on canvas
16 inches x 20 inches
2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Many Hues of White #6



acrylic and oil on canvas
12 inches x 12 inches
2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day


Dedicated to my Mom who has always been there.  I love her deeply in my heart.

oil on canvas
12 inches x 18 inches
2010

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Wound

 

With the purity of love,
we uncover the wound,
the pain,
our beauty, always
becoming,
who we are,
in honesty,
I know myself,
more than yesterday.


oil on canvas
24 inches x 36 inches
2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Many Hues of White #5



acrylic and oil on canvas
12 inch x 12 inch
2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Many Hues of White #4


acrylic/oil on canvas
24 in. x 24 in.
2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Old painting with new meaning


When our pain is not expressed then a separation occurs that holds us back from creating what we truly desire.  An invisible darkness that needs our attention, so that we can become whole.  Open yourself up to witnessing all of who you are, then you will find your true self.

oil on canvas
24 inches x 30 inches
2008

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pastel Sketches




Pastel and Charcoal on Paper
5 in x 7 in
2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spacial Tension




This piece was submitted to a show in Italy.  If it is excepted I will add further details about the show.

pizza box, rosary beads
14 inches x 14 inches
2011


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Inner Revolution


I created this painting about 4 years ago.  It was a breakthrough in how I saw myself and the world around me.  My unique voice started to shine through, even though I felt embarrassed to let my truth out.  I'm posting this work to show the truth, the wound, the pain that has come about after ignoring my feelings for so many years.  I celebrate everyone who has the courage to speak their truth, show their real feelings, and give themselves a voice.

Self Portrait
mixed media, acrylic on canvas
16 inches x 20 inches
2007



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Inner Revolution


An inner revolution needs to happen for each and every one to help the world.  Our wounds mirror the pain going on in the world, but if we're brave to look within then each one of us can heal our environment.  It can only start with us.  Be honest, be brave, be who you are.  Do something today that is healing, that is honest, and that is love.

oil on canvas
16 in x 20 in
2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

When color dances through me

I've just started bringing dance into my life, so I wanted to celebrate this new passion through this painting. I have always loved to dance and am now allowing the movement to inspire me to create from a deeper place within. I don't know where dance is leading, but I feel so many creative sparks lighting the night sky with my movement.

oil on canvas
16 inches x 20 inches
2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tea with a friend

We drink tea,
our voices talk over each other,
in familiar banter.

I laugh at the similar ways we know,
without knowing,
our sorrow and pain,
has a ring only two friends can hear.

The tea becomes bitter,
the sweets become sweeter.

We laugh at our insecurities,
fashion covers our truth,
but we don't care,
as we find common ground,
stay individual,
develop an intimacy,
that is not hidden behind masks.

Our friendship is spoken,
through words,
through senses,
through spirit.

We are transformed through the simplest of gestures,
we drink tea and find ourselves.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Almost Human

This is an old painting made into a new image. I learned that when painting abstract it is a helpful idea to move the image around from horizontal to vertical as sometimes the energy of the work wants to be expressed another way. A friend and I both agreed that this painting communicated its truth when displayed vertically.


acrylic on canvas
24 inches x 46 inches

Sunrise - Sold

oil on canvas
18 inches x 36 inches

Sold

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Disclosure - Sold

I was thinking about the notion of disclosure, disclosing to oneself, to another. When our wound, our vulnerability opens to the world it can feel like everything is falling apart. This painting visualizes the break pointing where our truth needs to have air to breath, where we can voice our pain, be honest with ourselves and remove the shame we have about every feeling we have judged as wrong or bad. When we can truly express all our feelings then the colors of life become deeper, richer, and more vibrant. Now we can create from a truthful place that brings our gifts to the light.

oil on canvas
36 inches x 36 inches

Suzanne Bean at Xchanges Gallery


This is a video from a show I had last year at Xchanges Gallery. I have finally figured out how to post from Youtube. Yes, I can be a bit slow :D

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Valentine Message

Today is a day to love who you are and follow your heart.
When we can listen within and love every part of ourselves then it ripples out into the world.

Even if your alone on Valentine's Day do something wonderful for yourself and
know that you will attract the right person who will love all of you, all the light and dark.

I do believe that each person is a mirror that will give us clues to how we love. My last relationship gave me a gift. The gift was very painful as he lied to me and then turned my love and kindness back in hate and anger, but I was strong and walked away.

This experience was a gift as he was a mirror for me to see where love was missing in my life. I had to look at where I had lied to myself, where I still hated parts of myself that I felt ashamed of. I decided to love all of me. I took my pain and turned it into love. I now love all that I witness within.

I know that when I'm ready the perfect person for me will enter my life. My heart is open to love.

My wish today is that you all love yourself unconditionally and take the time to look within and love every part of who you are. You are all magnificant people who deserve love.

In loving thoughts,
Suzanne

Monday, February 7, 2011

Boxed in - Sold

The wounded feminine lives in both women and men. The inner place where we've shut ourselves off, where we live without a voice, where we haven't spoken up.

When we box ourselves into a certain way of being we will attract people to show us what we haven't owned within. We will attract people who display parts of themselves that we're not comfortable with such as anger, control, criticism just to name a few.

When we never speak up or defend ourselves we shut ourselves off from our authentic voice, a voice that knows how we feel at any given moment.

Honor your voice through creativity, whatever you choose, writing, art, dance. We must create an "Inner Revolution" that says, Its not okay to treat us badly, to abuse us, to throw us away. We need to take a stand, speak up, and make ourselves count.

Create something today to give yourself permission to be heard, to live, to be a part of this world.

Oil on canvas
36 inches x 36 inches
2008

Sold

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Wounded Feminine - Sold


The wounded feminine, who has ignored feelings and now in the dark screams of the pain that has been buried so deep within. It is time to release, to embrace, to embark on a journey of reclaiming all that has been forgotten.

Oil on canvas
36 inches x 48 inches
2009

Sold

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Many Hues of White #3 - Sold

He moves me.........

This painting comes from my idea about the many hues of white, but I was also inspired by a dream. The title "He moves me" popped into my head as I was waking up. My dream guy was supportive of my creative ideas, as my inner male, he mirrored the love that is deeply developing within my being. A spirit of light and love that is available for everyone to experience.

My intention in the world is that everyone follow that voice that speaks of being unique, so that your gift can bring inspiration to all.

Oil on canvas
24 in. x 24 in.