Susan Delatour   

 
 
 

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biography


Susan Delatour  was born on Long Island, New York in 1954. She studied at the University of Oregon before receiving her B.A in Arts, Crafts and their History from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1976. Susan also studied at the Sun Valley Centre for Arts and Humanities in 1976-77. She moved to Banff, Alberta, Canada in 1978 and studied and worked for two years at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

In 1980-86, Susan and Steve LePoidevin owned and operated Clayform Studio in Shawnigan Lake, BC. They moved to Princeton, BC in 1987, where they raised two sons.

In 1996-97, Susan and her family lived for one year in an ancient village in Scotland, on the East coast of Fife. She was most influenced by Britain’s unique and varied architecture, rich and diverse landscape and its antiquities.  In August and September 2001, Susan returned to Scotland, this time to Kilmartin, a small village situated in the west. This area was filled with ancient sites, including standing stones, cup and ring marks, cairns and burial grounds. Susan spent six weeks doing an artist residency at Kilmartin House, a museum devoted to the study of the ancient people and their environment.

Susan uses these subjects as well as recent travels by bicycle through the Loire Valley and Provence in France as well as cycling the islands of the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest  as inspirations for her work.

Susan presently resides in the beautiful Similkameen Valley in Princeton, BC, 31/2 hours east of Vancouver. Her studio showroom displays her whimsical clay sculptures as well as her colourful pen and watercolour drawings and mixed media collages. The showroom is open by appointment by calling (250) 295-0527.  If you wish to purchase any of Susan’s work, please email her at susan@susandelatour.com for more information.

images on right column of this page: TOP-Shadow owl on wee house (sold) MIDDLE-Study for Salish sea bowl series (nfs) BOTTOM-” Ode to Alexander the 3rd” 5” x 5” x 14” sawdust-fired,$450.00 CAD (more photos in gallery sculptures 2010)