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Suzanne Goyetche


My journey in art started with sketching in pencil when I was a teenager, so as with many lives cycles our beginnings become our later in life creations. I have travelled through the maze of oil, acrylic, encaustics and watercolor, only to find myself back to my teenage love of pencils. I now consider myself a color pencil artist and philosophy are to embrace what has been hidden within for years and to bring it to life.

I try to work each piece to show the wonderful characteristics of the pets or in the landscapes. The desire to want to touch the fur of a dog or cat. The desire to walk into a landscape and enjoy the peace and quiet of the scene. Each piece requires hours of layering color to achieve the desired effect. Using professional grade pencils is very different than painting, where you can mix your colors on a pallet, with pencils it is layering from light to dark or dark to light and then gently blend the colors.

The pieces I create are detailed and my passion is for pet portraits, which are like a human portrait, each one has to show the eyes, nose and mouth to near perfection. I chose colored pencils as they allow me to work with a sharp point to achieve those details in the smallest areas.


Route 22 Gallery is located on the land of the Treaty 7 people. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Treaty 7 territory and the cultural and oral practices of the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations as well as the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, (Métis Nation District 4) within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. It is a privilege and and an honour to share these lands as our collective home.

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