Susie Love was born and raised in Toronto. Primarily self-directed , Susie currently studies painting with well known realist painter , Richard A Jacobson.
Susie has worked as a singer-songwriter and a jewelry designer. In fashion, her one of a kind pieces were sought after and appeared on the Toronto Fashion Week runways of David Dixon, Lucian Matis, Ula Zukowska and Nada. They were featured in Fashion, Flare, FQ, NOW, Eye Weekly, Toronto Star and National Post.
At the top of her game, she realized she would rather be painting and has never looked back. Love's often whymsical paintings dance between abstract impressionism, impressionism and realism. Her portraits of dogs,people,motor vehicles and houses are bold, carefully composed and go straight for the soul and personality of the subject.
Drawing on her classical studies,colour theory and fashion background, her evocative work invites the viewer to enter and explore. There is a sense of wanting to pet the dogs, ride the motorcycle , or pick up a paintbrush and fling some paint around yourself. There is such a tactile element to Susie's paintings, that she finds herself asking just as many adults as children, not to touch the paintings.