TVO Arts, "Two Ontario Visual Artists describe the value of a life in art" January 31,2022

Susan Gosevitz is an award-winning artist based in Toronto and Muskoka. She is a member of the Ontario Society of Artists, the Society of Canadian Artists, and Artists for Conservation. Her work reflects calming scenes of nature – Muskoka landscapes, rivers and lakes, or wildlife – that provide the viewer a moment away from the chaos of everyday life.

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"Fallen Branches" by Patti Vipond.

This was a six page spread in Muskoka Life that profiled me as a nature and conservation artist. Several of my paintings were profiled. I've been painting in Muskoka for many years inspired by the be


"Amateurs and Pros mingle on Tobin Island" article by Andrew Wagner-Chazalon.

Andrew visited our studio on Tobin's Island and interviewed our group, "The Tobin Island Artists". We have been painting together for over 10 years in Loretta Rogers studio overlooking Lake Rosseau in Muskoka, Ontario. With nature at our doorstep we paint the landscape that surrounds us and the wildlife that lives within. Our group has publihed four children's books that deliver conservation messages collaborating with Canadian Wildlife Artist Robert Bateman.

"Philanthropists find calm at Lake Rosseau retreat" by Dale Peacock, Unique Muskoka Magazine, August 2016

Dale Peacock from Unique Muskoka interviewed me as a nature artist of interest in Muskoka, Ontario. The article highlighted The Tobin Island Artists that I have painted with for over a decade. We are the recipients of the 2012 Robert Bateman Award for Conservation Awareness through Artistic Expression. Our group has published four children’s books to date that highlight this message. Chucky the Lonely Inukshuk 2009, Larry the Loon 2011, Under Your Nose 2015 and On the Reef 2016.

"Larry the Loon's legend lives on", The Muskokan, August 13, 2011

Larry the Loon was launched on August 13th & 14th in Port Carling, Ontario in the heart of Muskoka. The launch was very successful with hundreds of people in attendance. The Canadian Wildlife Federation was present along with the author Judy McMurray and my fellow artists from the Tobin Island School of Fine Art; Doug Dunford, Susan Gosevitz, Loretta Rogers, Darcey Sills, Karen Genovese and Dwight Aranha. Larry the loon is already a Canadian best seller with over 5,000 books sold!

"Island Artists Share their love of Muskoka, Muskoka Magazine, August 21, 2011

The Tobin Island School of Fine Art hits the press in Muskoka. Scott Turnbull visited our group at our studio on Tobin’s island, Lake Rosseau Muskoka to profile us in the August issue of Muskoka Magazine. There is mounting interest in our artist group that have been painting together for several years and have illustrated two children’s books; Chucky the Lonely Inukshuk 2009 and Larry the loon 2011.

"Call of the Wild" by Rita Demontis, Toronto Sun July 10, 2011

Toronto Sun lifestyle editor, Rita Demontis writes about the true life story behind Larry the loon by Judith McMurray and the artists behind it. A touching story how an injured loon captured the hearts of a family. This is a must read for adults and children alike. A story about compassion and respect for wildlife on our Canadian lakes.

"Hidden Gem of an artist" by Rita Demontis, Toronto Sun, Feb. 26, 2009

Visual naturalist, Susan Gosevitz has established herself as one of Canada’s top landscape artists in both oils and acrylics that combine realism and imagery. Inspired by the inner beauty found in nature, Gosevitz says, “I see art as a collaboration with nature. Together we create the real and sublime in one… providing a return from stress and chaos, to meditative simplicity”. Gosevitz’s solo works are being displayed in two distinct exhibits.