About the Artist

Susan painting outdoors (plein air)

Susan Walker-Ing has a life long passion for painting, enjoying mediums such as printmaking, watercolour, drawing, and painting in pastels, acrylics, and oils.

She graduated from York University with a degree in Art History, finishing her degree in Florence, Italy, the inspiration has stuck with her throughout her career.

She is a versatile artist with a track record of success across various mediums. Her recent accomplishments include receiving an Honorable Mention in the Saugeen Plein Air Competition in July 2020, and in 2021, she earned the esteemed title of “Best in Show” for her oil painting at the ASK Autumn Reflections En Plein Air competition. In 2023, she won her second “Best in Show” with the ASK Autumn Reflections En Plein Air competition with her oil, “Celery Harvest, King”. Her dedication to plein air painting, which presents both challenges and joys, is evident in her outstanding work.

Her art has garnered international recognition and is collected by art enthusiasts worldwide. Susan, who is the founder and president of Aurora’s Creative Connection: A Centre for the Arts, earned the Town of Aurora’s recognition and respect for her significant contributions to the local art community.

In honor of her outstanding achievements, she was awarded the prestigious Johnsons Culture Achievement Award. You can find Susan Walker-Ing on a show produced by Rogers by simply searching for her name on YouTube. The show features her painting plein air, includes an interview, and showcases numerous examples of her artwork.