Susan Hood

  • Painting

I am a self taught Artist with an eye for detail. Birds and nature are my passion and time spent studying their character and habitats is the inspiration for my paintings.

Studio Details

763 Caves Road

Opening Hours

  • Sat 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 11 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 12 SeptClosed
  • Wed 13 SeptClosed
  • Thu 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 18 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 19 SeptClosed
  • Wed 20 SeptClosed
  • Thu 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 23 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 24 Sept10am - 4pm

First property East of Station Gully Drain heading from Dunsborough toChain Avenue.

  • Parking suitable for cars

I have had a fascination for all creatures living in the world and a passion for seeking them out, trying to capture a moment in time of their lives through my paintings. My childhood was surrounded with domestic birds such as Budgerigars, Parrots, Chickens, Ducks and Pigeons so it’s no wonder that I still have a penchant for painting my feathered friends. I love nothing more than camping in wild remote places throughout Australia, researching the character, habits and habitats of my subjects as I always need to have had some personal interaction with those that I choose to paint. I no longer keep birds as pets but love the satisfaction of raising orphans or rehabilitating injured wildlife to be released back into the wild. Although I studied Art and Design I am basically a self taught Artist with an eye for detail, and although I have painted in most mediums over the years I have returned to Oils to achieve the look that I want in my paintings. I work from initial observation, sketches and reference photos in their natural habitats and formulate my composition loosely which often evolves and changes as the painting progresses,some ending up far removed from the original concept.