photo by Sheridan Nilsson 2017
  • photo by Sheridan Nilsson 2017

Susan Baird is an Australian artist living and working in Sydney, NSW. She is represented by Arthouse Gallery in Sydney and Flinders Lane Gallery in Melbourne.
Since 1984 she has exhibited widely in Australia and is known for her paintings of the Australian landscape.
As a young artist in the 1980’s, she travelled extensively in Europe and lived and worked in Sardinia, Italy and the United Kingdom. Also during this period she became well known for her paintings of Sydney Harbour and its beaches.
In 1992 she moved to New York City to study at The New York Studio School. Whilst living in the USA she developed a major body of work inspired by the urban landscape, which resulted in two exhibitions in Sydney in ’93 and ’95. These paintings are now in collections in Australia and the USA.
Susan has been selected to hang in The Calleen,the Wynne Salon Des Refuses, The Blake Prize, The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, The Mosman Art Prize and the Paddington Art Prize where she was awarded an honorable mention and won The Peoples Choice Prize in 2011.
In 2013 she completed a Master of Art [painting ] from UNSW COFA and has been awarded several residencies that have informed her recent practice. Susan is primarily an en plein air painter and describes her work as a compilation of many moments of seeing.“My process involves working en plein air on a small scale then once I return to the studio it is a process of distilling the landscape from its infinite possibilities. “
Susan Baird’s work is held in public, private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.
Her next solo exhibition Land by Water will be held in Melbourne at Flinders Lane Gallery 2-20 May 2017