Sue Ennis​

Artist's Biography

Sue Ennis started her artistic journey at a much later time in life. After a successful career in the financial services industry, she attended schooling at the Toronto School of Art. It has been ten years since then, and she has made tremendous headway in that short period of time. Working on both oil stick on mylar and acrylic on canvas mediums, she is able to diversify her vision of the images real and imagined that she sees. “I will continue on this journey, I am so happy to have discovered it!”

Artist Statement

My art is driven by colour and intuition and I paint in an abstract style. What unites all of my work, and what moves me most, is the love of colour, texture, energy, and an appreciation of the diverse art materials available . Sometimes I will paint highly energetic reverse acrylic paintings on Plexiglas for weeks on end. These are large format acrylic paintings which are a derivative of a centuries-old technique of painting on the reverse side of glass, but showing the front of the piece. The result is an intensity of colour as seen through the glass and an extremely smooth shiny surface to the work. At other times, I may paint more reflective, quieter oil paintings on mylar. I am currently working on a series of abstract landscapes called Sky and Field Paintings. 

The painting journey continues to be an intuitive and exploratory  one. Having discovered how creativity can energize a space and a life, I have been happy to share that excitement by teaching art workshops to adults for the past several years. I am an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists. 


Group Shows Outside of Toronto

2007 Dundas Valley School of the Arts 
2006 Dundas Valley School of the Arts 
2008 Oakville Arts Council Painted Passages Project 


Solo Exhibitions

2016 Faculty Club, University of Toronto

2016 Yorkminster Park Gallery

2014 Fairlawn Neighbourhood Centre

2014 Faculty Club, University of Toronto “Moved by Colour” 
2013 Toronto Heliconian Club “Recent Paintings” 
2011 Wychwood Art Barns Open Studio
2008 Urbanscape Gallery Elemental Structures 
2007 Praxis Gallery Landscape Squared 
2006 Praxis Gallery Spirit Drawings 
2004 Across the Road Burnt Journals 2 
2003 Wagner Rosenbaum Burnt Journals 1 
2002 525 Adelaide St. W. Textures at 525 


Media & Awards

2015 Featured Artist in "The Painter's Keys" 

2013 Artwalk, North Toronto, First Prize 

2012 Toronto Home Magazine, Summer Edition
2012 Adore Magazine, January-February issue 
2010 Toronto School of Art News, April issue

2009 Best in Show, North Toronto Group of Artists



University of Waterloo, Certificate in Cultural Management
Toronto School of Art , Diploma of Visual Arts
University of Toronto, Bachelor of Education
University of Toronto, Bachelor of Arts


Selected Juried GroupShows in Ontario

2016      Arta Gallery, Toronto

2016      Hashtag Gallery,Toronto 

2016      Headwaters Arts Festival, Alton Village

2016      Bridgepoint Mt. Sinai Health, Toronto

2016      Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto

2016      Beaux Arts, Brampton

2014      Capital One Corporate show, Toronto

2014      Lift Ground Gallery, Huntsville

2013-16 Ontario Society of Artists New Members Show 
2013      Elgin Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto 
2012      Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition              
2012      Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto 
2010      Dundas Valley School Art Auction, Toronto
2010      Rainbow Cinema Gallery, Toronto 
2010      Praxis Group Show, Toronto 
2009      Fairlawn Art Gallery, Toronto  
2009      Propeller Centre for Visual Arts, Toronto 
2008      Urbanscape Gallery Dec. Show, Toronto 
2008      Praxis Gallery Dec. Show, Toronto 
2007      Urbanscape Gallery, Toronto 
2007      St Clair Artwalk, Toronto 
2007      Praxis Gallery, Toronto 
2007      Propeller Gallery Members’ Show, Toronto 
2007      Fairlawn Art Gallery, Toronto 
2006      Propeller Gallery, Toronto 
2006      Junction Arts Festival, Toronto 
2006      Distillery Arts Festival, Toronto 
2005      Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto 
2005      Three Galleries, Toronto
2005      Toronto Art Expo, Toronto 
2004      Scarborough Arts Council Show 
2001      Just One Night Art Auction, Toronto 
2000      Latitude , Toronto School of Art Grad Show 



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Mt Sinai Hospital in Toronto

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