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Susan Schaefer is a renowned Canadian Fine Artist residing in the picturesque area of Parksville on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. With a deep love for art, Susan actively contributes to the local art scene as the curator at the Bayside Oceanfront Resort in Parksville and as a juror for the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox BC.

In addition to her involvement in the gallery, Susan is the creative mind behind Island Arts Magazine. Since its establishment in 2008, the magazine has showcased artists and their work. It has been a digital interactive publication since 2020. Through the magazine, Susan aims to promote the vibrant art community on Vancouver Island, BC and beyond.

Susan's passion for art extends beyond her curatorial and publishing endeavours. She is highly regarded as an art instructor in various regions of British Columbia, including Oceanside, Comox Valley, and Alberni Valley. Susan's expertise is wider than Canada; she has also taught art classes in Mexico. Her teaching style is influenced by the knowledge and skills she has acquired through studying under some of Canada's most esteemed artists.

Susan enjoys sharing her passion for the arts with her students. Through her teaching, she encourages creativity, self-expression, and artistic growth. Susan's dedication to her craft and commitment to nurturing artistic talent make her a respected figure in the art community, locally and internationally.

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Online Store

Online Store

You can order print-on-demand canvas prints, mugs, tote bags and other merchandise featuring Susan's artwork. Check the store often for new products.

Susan's Online Gallery

Susan's Online Gallery

Collect Susan's original art.

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Prints Available

We offer Canvas and Giclée Prints of all our original artwork.

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Order a commissioned piece

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Blue Jeans and Rubber Boots

Blue Jeans and Rubber Boots

Check out the latest articles. Blue Jeans and Rubber Boots is a regular feature in Island Arts Magazine.

Island Arts Magazine

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Susan is the editor and publisher of Island Arts Magazine, publishing the first edition in 2008.

Tri Art

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We are an affiliate of Tri-Art Manufacturing. We recommend their paints.

Tri-Art Manufacturing is a family-run company that started producing artists’ acrylic paint as an off-shoot of an art supply store and gallery in Kingston, ON, called Art Noise.

Use the link below and receive 10% off your first order. We may receive a commission from Tri-Art.