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1981present

Business Owner/ Painter/Symbolist Artist/Illustrator/Writer/Curator

Professional Fine Arts

I am a contemporary symbolist fine artist/painter, illustrator, writer, and curator.  My career as a professional artist now spans 30 + years, and includes international fine art exhibitions, publishing credits, and curatorial experience. Owner of Saturn to the Sun Fine Arts Studio, SusanneIles.com and Narwhals Kiss.com

2007present

Government of Ireland's Recognition for Cultural and Artistic Merit

Government of Ireland

Government of Ireland's Recognition for Cultural and Artistic Merit

Artist's Exemption and Award in recognition for cultural and artistic merit, Government of Ireland

2018present

Writer/Publisher

Freeing Your Wild Heart

Freeing Your Wild Heart publishes articles about well-being, self-sufficiency, esoterica, the occult, art, poetry, magic and wild crafting.

2007present

Writer, Artist and Photographer

The Ring of Beara Blog, County Cork, Ireland

I travel, paint, photograph, and write about the beautiful Beara Peninsula in County Cork, Ireland.

The Beara Peninsula, otherwise known as the Ring of Beara, is a place where ancient landscapes and changing skies welcome the passionate traveler.

Discover mysterious stone circles, wedge tombs and standing stones. Explore wild beaches and rolling hills. Enjoy the music, great conversation, and company of friendly people in colourful towns. The Beara Peninsula holds the spirit of Ireland within its rugged beauty.

2012present

Administrator

Symbolist, Surreal and Fantasy Artists Network

Administrator/owner of the Symbolist, Surreal, and Fantasy Artists Network.

This art network is a place to promote artists' websites, share opportunities, announce art shows, and create discussions about current projects and passions.

19982013

Owner, Bone Singer Art Studio & Gallery, Ireland

Art Studio & Gallery, Professional Fine Arts

dracoBlu Creative was a company started in British Columbia, Canada in 1998. It evolved into the Bone Singer Studio~Gallery in Ireland (2007-2013). Specialities included fine art applications, custom toy making, landscape painting, symbolist art and illustration.

19982007

Owner, dracoBlu Creative, British Columbia, Canada

Owner, Artist, Curator

dracoBlu Creative was a company started in British Columbia, Canada in 1998. It evolved into the Bone Singer Studio~Gallery in Ireland (2007-2013). Specialities included fine art applications, custom toy making, landscape painting, symbolist art and illustration.

20032006

Juror Master Award, BTDesign Art Gallery, Italy.

BTDesign Art Gallery, Italy

Juror for European and International Masters Awards for artists

20012004

Curator, International Juried Online Symbolist Art Show

Art Studio & Gallery, Professional Fine Arts

The International Juried Online Symbolist Art Show was an annual event curated by Susanne Iles to promote symbolist art and create an affordable venue for artists to share their talents. Three themed shows, The Dreamer and the Dreamed (2002), The Mythic Quest (2003), and The Artist as Shaman (2004), received more than 900 entries world-wide. An independent jury selected approximately 40 finalists and three winners for each show. Winners for each show shared cash prizes totaling more than $5000.

Publications

2018present

Freeing Your Wild Heart (Owner)

Medium.Com

Freeing Your Wild Heart publishes articles about well-being, self-sufficiency, esoterica, the occult, art, poetry, magic and wild crafting.

September2013

Zymbol 2 Autumn/Winter 2013

Sheridan Press

Contributing Illustrator

April 2013

Conjure Codex Version 1, Issue 2

Hadean Press

Feature article and illustrations: The Grimoire of Armadel: A Meeting with Betel

January2008

Galactik Trading Card Oracle Deck

Contributing Illustrator

20072014

Squidoo Articles

Squidoo

30+ Articles and illustrations centered around world mythology and folktales

March2007

Egyptian Magic

Pentacle Magazine, United Kingdom

Illustrations

February2007

Sky Serpent, Earth Dragon in Myth Magic and Mystery

Dr.Sydney Baggs

Illustrations

October2006

Sepher Ha-Bahir Study

Exclusively Kabbalah

Feature article: First Verses of Creation article, illustrations 

September2006

The Plumed Serpent, Quetzalcoatl: A Symbol of Connectedness, Nexus: A Neo Novel

publication description Arvind Singh & Deborah Morrison

Illustrations

January2001

Spirit Maps: Follow the Exquisite Geometry of Art and Nature Back to Your Center

Red Wheel/Weiser - New York

Rainbow Serpent: Illustration

Art Shows

May2011

Urban Soul Painting Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland

Dublin City Soul Festival,

Group Show

March2011

The Tinahely Postcard Art Exhibition – International Women’s Day, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Courthouse Arts Center

Group Show

March2007

Saatchi Gallery, London U.K

Saatchi Gallery

Group Show

October2006

Comox Valley Art Gallery Studio Tour

Comox, British Columbia, Canada

Group Show

May2006

Comox Valley Montessori Art Gala

Comox Valley Montessori

Group Show

October2004

SETPOINT Scotland North, CosmicSky, Aberdeen Scotland

SETPOINT

Group Show

October2001

Pacific Islands Art Show

Cape Mudge, Quadra Island, British Columbia

Group Show

September2001

Treecity

Treecity, United Kingdom

Group Show

April 2000

Crescent Magazine Art Show

Crescent Magazine, San Francisco, CA

Group Show

June 1999

Quadra Island Arts Festival

Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada

Group Show

January1999

Island Escape

Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada

Solo Show

August1998

Explore Gallery

Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada

Group Show

June1998

Fool's Gallery

Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada

Solo Show

December1997

Quadra Crafts Show

Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada

Solo Show

Juried Art Shows

March2007

ArtBoomer Group Show

Artboomer.com

Juried group show

March2002

Annual Juried Fine Art Show

Oceanside Community Arts Council, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

Juried group show

February2002

The Body and Its Sensual Nature

Oceanside Community Arts Council, Parksville, B.C.

Juried group show

June2001

Artist of the Month

Ascension Gallery of Fine Art, New Zealand

Juried group show, I was awarded "Artist of the Month"

October2000

The Art of Imagination Open Exhibition

Society for Art of Imagination, The Mall Galleries, London, U.K

Juried group show

January1999

17th Annual Juried Members Show

Campbell River & District Art Gallery, Campbell River, B.C.

Juried Group show

19971998

12th Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art

Del Bello Gallery, Toronto

Juried group show

April1997

Visions of Pride Art Gala & Auction

H.R. MacMillan Planetarium, Vancouver

Juried group show

19961997

11th Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art

Del Bello Gallery, Toronto

Juried group show

Recognition Award Winner

Organizations

2013present

The International Alchemy Guild

The Alchemy Guild is an international organization whose members are practicing alchemists, or interested in studying various aspects of spiritual and practical alchemy.

2012present

Symbolist, Surreal, and Fantasy Artists Network

Owner/Administrator

2000present

Society for the Art of Imagination

Artist

2007present

Aires & Aethyrs: the Enochian Magick Group

Administrator

20072016

Beara Historical Society

Castletownbere, County Cork, Ireland

Lecturer

Education

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