Suzanne Ferland

The painting Pommier-Bleu is part of a series created from photographs the artist shot over the course of a year in a century-old orchard in the Eastern Townships. This apple tree and its blue reflection on the snow represent a “moment” captured in the light of winter, suggesting an outcrop of roots on the surface of the ground.

The horizontal spread of the branches extended out like an invitation is accentuated by the tight framing of the photograph, which is sandwiched by painted areas, giving free reign to the imagination.


Sherbrooke native Suzanne Ferland studied visual arts at UQAM and cultural management at HEC Montréal. She developed her artistic practice alongside a professional life as an artistic director in film and television. This work had a determining influence on her artistic approach, especially on her eye for cinematic framing and the dynamic of the image. She lives and works in her studio in Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley in the Eastern Townships.

Factsheet of the work

  • Ink jet print, pigment and acrylic on canvas, 91.5 x 91.5 cm, 2014