Suzanne Belair with paintings

Suzanne Bélair was born and still resides in the Montreal area. She has been passionate about oils since the age of 12. Despite various explorations with other mediums over the years, it is always to oil that she returns.

Art and creativity have always been part of her life. She studied fashion design and art through university but also through various specialty workshops given by modern masters and other artists. Suzanne completed a B.Sc. in biology with a specialisation in ecology and environment and this had a great influence on her work.

As a biologist and environmentalist, Suzanne was actively involved in community life both in Kirkland and in Austin for many years, and, until recently, was a contributing writer for the Quebec Biologists Association bulletin. She was president of the Kirkland Artist Association and sat on the executive committees of two art associations for several years. She also was part of various selection committees for exhibitions. She gave Still-life workshops to artists groups and is now teaching oil painting in her Beaconsfield studio.

Since 2007, she maintains two blogs on art, creativity, life and environment.

In addition to her solos, Suzanne participated in several juried exhibitions, group exhibitions and many symposiums. She is a signature member of the Institut des Arts figuratifs, Artists For Conservation, and the Lakeshore Association of artists and has won prizes for her work. Her artwork is part of private collections and one public collection. Through her art, she supports several causes, including the fight for cancer, environmental health and the protection of women and children against violence.