** su schnee **


Su Schnee aka susu, was born in 1959.

She grew up, and attended art school in Vancouver. B.C.

Su met her husband Daniel Dion in Vancouver in 1982. Daniel and Su co-founded Oboro, an artist centre in Montreal, where Su was Artistic Director for more than 30 years.

They collaborated together until Daniel passed away in 2014. This jarring loss was a powerful
cause of introspection for Su to re-evaluate how she could best serve humanity.

In 2015 Su curated the exhibition "Reflections" for Daniel as an homage to her beloved husband
and artist collaborator.

She currently lives and works in Vancouver and Montreal.

Diamond in the Rose

Each individual rose is produced over months of painting or drawing while absorbed in an ancient
meditation on compassion called Tonglen which is known as "Diamond in the Rose."

Through the practice of Tonglen, the brush stroke and pencil line become infused with the practice
of meditation resulting in a continuing body of artwork that offers peace and well-being to the world.


Passage is a body of artworks depicting the view of a sea passage through a body of water between mountains.

The landscape paintings are a metaphor that speaks about the passage of life, a passage awakening an awareness that results in genuine compassion.

Su on her meditation practice

I was fortunate to discover meditation practice at an early age.
I found a book in the library on the subject of yoga which had a section about meditation.

I discovered that sitting meditation, or simply sitting still quietly, with the focus on my breath
for a few minutes a day was soothing and helped me to feel balanced.

Later I discovered a book about Buddhism, being drawn to the tranquil image of the Buddha
on the front cover.

Thus began my journey into a life dedicated to the art of meditation which I have been cultivating
now, for almost 50 years.

I love the state of inner peace and calm mind that meditation gives and this is the state in
which I engage in my art practice as well.

I respectfully acknowledge that I live and work in the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.