Award winning textile artist, Susan Purney Mark, lives on Pender Island BC, the traditional lands of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Tsawout peoples.
She has been creating both contemporary wall and dimensional work since the early 1990’s and is known for her extensive experience in a wide range of surface design, dyeing, screen printing and wax resist techniques. She has trained with the London City and Guilds programme as well as the Ontario School of Art and Design and the Vancouver Island School of Art.
Most recently, Susan’s focus has involved mark making, text and narrative. Her time in Iceland has had a strong influence on her current work with a more controlled colour palette, a movement towards abstraction and working with layers of cloth and paper including recycled and “found” surfaces.
Susan is an active member of the fibre arts community in British Columbia, Canada and is a member of national/ international fibre and surface design associations. In her spare time Susan enjoys kayaking and along with her husband has built the best deer-proof veggie fence on Pender island!