Sussanne Morton was born 1963 in Denmark, and immigrated with her family to Australia in 1969.
During her early childhood years in Australia, the family moved often. An unsettling time, Sussanne found beauty and solace in nature. At the age of ten, her family finally settling in the beautiful border ranges of QLD and NSW, her natural artistic talent began to flourish.
Since 1995 Sussanne has been exhibiting her work through mixed exhibitions, in galleries and venues on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore.
Sussanne’s larger than life paintings are an expression of her love for nature’s unique designs. A magnified bloom, in a captured moment, the play of light and shadow, an important factor in her work. A single flower, or a mixture of blooms, her focus always a realistic representation of her subject.
Painting in oils, Sussanne works in a traditional layering and blending process to create realistic silky, delicate petals, whilst shadows and depth are attained through shadows, highlights and rich glazes.
Her fascination with the play of sunlight and shadow is seen in the dance of contrasts and tones or reflected colour, creating the magic that brings her paintings to life.
Brisbane Art College. Seven Hills Morningside college of Art, QLD.
Certificate, Commercial Art.
2018 Manyung Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Soho Gallery Waterloo, Sydney
2018 Art Nuvo Gallery, Buderim QLD
2018 Headland Gallery, Mosman, with Soho Gallery
2017 Soho Galleries Woolloomooloo, Sydney
2017 Art Nuvo Gallery, Buderim, QLD
2016 Soho Galleries Woolloomooloo, Sydney
2015 Soho Galleries Woolloomooloo, Sydney
2014 Soho Galleries Woolloomooloo, Sydney
2014 Traffic Jam Gallery, Neutral Bay, Sydney
2014 Red Sea Gallery, Dempsey Hill, Singapore
2013 Red Sea Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD
2012 Red Sea Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD
2012 RedGum Gallery, Olinda, Vic
2012 Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, Vic
2011 Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, Vic
2009 Moving Canvas Gallery, Newfarm, Brisbane
2008 Moving Canvas Gallery, Newfarm, Brisbane
2007 Ultra Gallery, Broadbeach, QLD
2007 Blue Dolphin Gallery, Mooloolaba, QLD
2007 Art Nuvo Gallery, Buderim, QLD
2006 Colour on Walls Gallery, Hasting st, Noosa, QLD
2006 Art Nuvo Gallery, Buderim, QLD
2005 Art Nuvo gallery, Buderim, QLD
2003 Twin Waters Gallery, Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast, QLD
2002 Twin Waters Gallery, Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast, QLD
2002 A White Patch Gallery, Bribie Island, QLD
2001 Twin Waters gallery, Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast, QLD
2001 A White Patch Gallery, Bribie Island, QLD
1999 Complete Framing, Maroochydore, QLD
1998 Complete Framing, Maroochydore, QLD
1995 Highland House, Paddington, Brisbane, QLD
Selection of Group Exhibitions
2018 Soho Galleries Waterloo, Sydney, Group Exhibition, 'Art Soho at Waterloo'
2018 Soho Galleries Waterloo Sydney "Contemporary Paintings" Group Exhibition
2017 Headland Gallery Mosman, 'Great Southern Landscapes Exhibition' Soho Galleries
2017 Sherbrooke Art Gallery Vic, Streeton, Roberts, Mc Cubbin Award Exhibition
2016 Soho Galleries Sydney NSW 'Contemporary Paintings' exhibition
2015 Soho Galleries Sydney, NSW ‘All the Best’ exhibition
2015 Soho Galleries Sydney. NSW ‘Blooms of Three Kinds' exhibition
2014 Soho Galleries Sydney, NSW ‘All the Best ‘Contemporary Paintings Group exhibition
2014 Traffic Jam Gallery Sydney, NSW 'Bloodlines' A thematic Exhibition
2013 RedSea Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD
2012 Winter Exhibition, Group show. Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
2011 Summer Exhibition, Group Show, Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, Vic
2008 ‘Splash ‘Moving Canvas Gallery, Brisbane. Central Plaza 1- 345, Queen St Brisbane
2007 Art Nuvo Gallery Buderim, Qld, Group Exhibition "Primed’
2000 Immanuel Arts Festival, Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim
2005 ‘Inspired by Nature’, Steep hill Studio Maleny, QLD
2002 Mooloolaba Carnival Arts, the Esplanade Mooloolaba, QLD
2001 Summer Art Symposium, Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
1999 Catch the colour (Complete Framing)
1998 Mixed Expressions (complete framing)
Private & corporate commissions, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Denmark.
2012 - Artist in Residence at Tesselaar, Silvan, Vic.
2008 - Artist in residence, for Sorensen Homes, Brisbane.
Published Papers Essays and online
2016 Art Almanac
2015 Gallery 247
2014 Raven, An online platform for contemporary art. Sydney.
2013 The Australian Art Collector 'Peony De Parum' Red Sea Gallery, Australia
2012 Waverly Leader, Poinciana' Hawthorn Studio & Gallery Exhibition
2012 ArtHives update. Online. Winter exhibition, Hawthorn studio & Gallery.
2012 Country Life- YARRA valley & Ranges, Winter Edition 'Etienne De France'
2012 Country Life- YARRA valley & Ranges, Autumn Edition
2012 Country Life- YARRA Valley & Ranges, Summer Edition ' Floral In Flames'
2012 Country Life -YARRA Valley & Ranges, Spring Edition 'Floral in Flames
2010 October, ArtHives Update.
2008 Splash Exhibition; Moving Canvas Gallery, Brisbane.
2007 BUDERIM WEEKLY Newspaper March 14th -Travelling for a life of Art.
2007 BUDERIM WEEKLY Newspaper March 7th - My Inspiration
2007 BUDERIM WEEKLY Newspaper July 11th - Nature's beauty
2002 THE RANGE NEWS, Mother & daughter exhibition. 'Inspired by nature"