Susan Schaefer

Qualicum Beach, BC

I currently live, work and create in my studio outside of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island. Born and raised on a farm in Saskatchewan, I began my passion for color and art at an early age.

One summer I converted one of my dad's old granaries into an "Artist's Studio". I had grandiose ideas of becoming an artist and in that first "studio" my imagination could run rampant. After graduation I headed out west. With an ongoing thirst for artistic knowledge, I attended several classes in painting and design at the University of Alberta while working full time with the Alberta government.

From west to east to Toronto I engaged my energy into the world of graphic arts. I learned everything I could about the printing process, taking numerous classes. Many of my clients were artists and art galleries, thus maintaining my involvement in the arts.

In 1999, I returned to Saskatchewan to spend more time with my family and then in 2007 I re-located to Qualicum Beach.

Books by Susan Schaefer