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Beowulf - acrylic on canvas, 2000

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acrylic on watercolour paper, 2000

Susanne Iles

Earth Woman, 1999
Guest artist - April 2002

Rich in a diverse array of colour and theme, the art of Susanne Iles embodies a vivid imagination in a contemporary symbolist style.
Drawing upon interests in mythology, spirituality, anthropology and ancient history, Susanne explores her passion for dragons.
Following studies at the Ontario College of Art, since 1986 Susanne has pursued two avenues to hone her craft - one in the fine art world and the other as a freelance illustrator.
Susanne has participated in fine art shows internationally, including Canada, U.S. and the U.K. Her current passion, DracoBlu, incorporates both painting and writing and is devoted to the cultural, spiritual and historical fine art representation of dragons.
Susanne's work can be described as "...dreamlike and mythical, encompassing light and dark and the sacred." Her art hearkens back to an age of storytelling tradition and magic, contributing to the emergence of a New Renaissance. "I view the dragon as symbolizing God the Father, the Divine Feminine, and man's sacred link between Heaven and Earth. My objective is to return a lost knowledge of ancient traditions....I am striving to create a passion through my art and writing which resonates not only with the mind, but with the soul."
Through interviews with scholars and research in theology, anthropology, history, and mythology, Susanne's work manifests dragon storytelling tradition covering such themes as: dragons in international creation mythology, the Asian dragon, dragons in Christianity, dragon symbolism in geomancy, the Celtic dragon, and the archetypal dragon.

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The artist

Susanne Iles is a member of the Painting Jury for the Master of 2005 Annual Art Award

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