Susan Wallis: Forest Breathing | Lake Breathing

Photo credit: Forest Mist by Susan Wallis

Preview Show

July 5 – 28, 2024
The Royal Hotel, Picton

Forest Breathing | Lake Breathing

July 25 – September 1, 2024
Melt Studio and Gallery, Picton

Encaustic artist Susan Wallis has spent years making work inspired by the natural landscapes that surround her in Prince Edward County. Hours spent walking in the forests near her home and gazing at the surrounding lakes in the Prince Edward County region have been transformed into two brand new bodies of work: Forest Breathing and Lake Breathing. Both series seek to embody the peace and calm that comes from spending time in nature, capturing the feeling of being completely present and mindful within one’s environment. These new pieces will be on display for the first time at a preview show at the Royal Hotel, held in the Barlow Room from July 5 – 28. The full exhibition will be on view at Melt Studio + Gallery from July 25 – September 1.

Lake Exhalation (Detail) by Susan Wallis

Susan Wallis is a graduate from the University of Toronto who has been working in the encaustic medium since 2002. Wallis was born in Toronto and lived and worked there for many years before moving with her husband to the countryside of Prince Edward County. It is there where she can be found in her studio (when not weeding her garden or tending her small flock of chickens). Wallis’ work is showcased and collected throughout Canada and is in private and corporate collections in the United States, China, Australia and Europe.


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The Royal Hotel
247 Picton Main St
Picton, ON K0K 2T0

Melt Studio + Gallery
343 County Road 22
Base31, Barrack #3 (Dieppe Road)
Picton, ON K0K 1P0