Who is really Sue Bland. I am a visual artist who lives most of the year with my family at Kerry Farm near the Qu’Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan. I usually spend some of each year near my birth home at Christie Lake in Eastern Ontario. I am a beginner who loves to explore with watercolours and also with paper collage.
I enjoy sharing my approach to creating art – which involves play, discovery and curiosity – with people of all ages. You can come to a PLAYshop or a retreat if you would like to explore art with me in this way. You can also design an art PLAYshop that I can offer in collaboration with you. I also hold occasional shows – my next show will be in Fort Qu’Appelle July 1-3 (see poster below).
I offer Explorations in Art for children and youth individually or in small groups.
By clicking the tabs across the top, you can check out my website. Galleries will give you a look at my art work. A new 2015 feature is the EnCOURAGE Gallery – here you have the opportunity to borrow original art work. In return, I ask for a donation to the enCOURAGE Fund which will make my PLAYshops and retreats accessible to all. Be sure to check out Recent Work in the Galleries section as I add new work frequently. Check out my July 2016 Art Show with this video called “Roots and Wings”.
Have a look at PLAYShops to see what art PLAYshops or retreats are coming up. UNsettled will take you to writing I have done about my unsettled feelings about where settler-indigenous relations are in this land. Finally, Contact Me will tell you how to get in touch with me.
Bamboo Shoots filmed a paper PLAYshop (the drop in kind) at the Sunday Art Market in Regina’s Cathedral district. Here is the video clip.
From time to time, I add a “post” – writing or photographs about art I am creating, where I have been, or what I am thinking about. Here are some links to some favourite posts:
- Train Travel – All Aboard!
- Beauty Among the Trees – A Tree PLAYshop at Kerry Farm
- Raising the Roof – a paper collage in the making
- An Exultation of Larks!
- Poached Egg Woman and the Wolf (A Cartoon)
- Tree (Art in Process)
- Where the Salmon Led Me (thoughts about home)