Ella Susan Gibson was born in Collingborne, Wiltshire, England, and immigrated to Canada at an early age.

A gifted artist, she joined the Island Arts and Crafts Society, and was a frequent contributor to its annual
exhibitions from 1925 to 1938.

In the Society’s collection shown at the Willows Fair exhibition in 1927, her watercolour technique was
recognized for its fine movement and tonal gradations.  That same year, art critic Francis Holland found her
work at the Society’s annual exhibition to show tendencies towards the impressionist school.  

In 1954 she joined what was now the Victoria Sketch Club, and again became a regular contributor to the
Club’s annual shows. Elected President in 1959, she presided over the events of that year which were
organized to celebrate the Club’s fiftieth anniversary.

Susan Gibson was made a life member of the Victoria Sketch Club in 1979, and died in Victoria in 1984.
1894 - 1984
Victoria Harbour, AGGV 00546