Forest House Studio

Fine Art celebrating beauty, strength and survival in nature


Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

The Studio

Forest House Studio is at the edge of a small nature conservancy in British Columbia, in Canada.

In this special park, and in back yard gardens right at the doorstep, Neilson sees wild birds and other animals returning year after year to raise their young. She has explored every corner of the park at her fence line, with sketchbook in hand. . .

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 “Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”      


Rachel Carson

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Recent Artwork

Link here to view examples of Neilson’s recent work painting in translucent layers on unique surfaces including natural woodgrain.

New Series


Susan Neilson is helping the Friends of Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Society to organize a new Okanagan Art and Nature Club for adults and kids of all ages.

Online group meetings were March 7th, April 11th,  and May 2nd, 2021. We have finished up with Zoom for the season, but we hope to offer some in-person sessions later in the summer or early fall. 

People can also participate by just connecting with our  group on social media. There is a private Open Window Sketches Facebook group, and also an #openwindowsketches creative practice challenge. Check the blog posts for more information

Blog Posts - Introducing the Okanagan Art & Nature Club

News Posts

Open Window Art & Nature Club on Social Media

Open Window Sketches - Facebook Group
#OpenWindowSketches - on Instagram



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Instagram · Process and Inspiration Notes

All images and materials on this Forest House Studio website are copyright protected and are the property of Susan Neilson, unless otherwise noted and credited to their maker.
© 2021 Susan Burnham Neilson
Fine art from Kelowna, B.C., Canada. Studio visits by appointment.