My name is Dominique Chantal Faivre Susnjic
I started painting in September of 1991. I always loved colors, I knew I would enjoy painting in oils.
France, the country of my birth and where I lived till my late teens, was the right place to appreciate and love art.
My family and I moved to Canada. Our first stop was Montreal and then Thunder Bay, Ontario. There, I met my husband Michael.
I am a self-taught artist, sometimes I do some sketching and then put my ideas onto my canvas, or I work directly onto it. I take some of my inspirations from my photographs that I took during my travels. I work with oils which is my favorite medium, I do mostly landscapes. I like to show into my work a lot of details and colors. In 1994, I entered a regional Juried Art Exhibition at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. One of my work was selected by the jury to be included in the show.
Collections in Europe, Canada and United States.
My other interests are reading, traveling and biking.
"Criticism is part of being an artist, and the only way I have ever taken it is for the betterment of my work. Not everybody is going to like what you do.
While constructive criticism makes me a better artist, non constructive criticism is just someone's opinion, and usually worth ignoring. I find that I am my greatest critic. As long as I like my work and can see ways to improve it, I believe I will continue to grow as an artist".
The wisdom of this anonymous maxim reminds us that paintings are meant to hang on the walls of rooms, to delight, intrigue, and gratify the people who live in them.
Arts-Montmartre Paris France