Blood Star Gallery
The Art of Susan Taylor and Frank Ducote


(posted on 2 Nov 2023)

Dear friends of the Blood Star,

We have a lot happening in the coming few months and hope you’ll want to plug in to some of it.

Our 25th anniversary sale is fast approaching. Twenty-five years and counting for both the Blood Star Gallery and our relationship! Who would have imagined this! We consider ourselves very lucky indeed on both counts.

For one day only, Sunday, November 12, 10 am to 2 pm, we’ll take 25 percent off available work in the gallery and online at If you can’t visit us in person, please call or text 778 891 9437 with any questions or to arrange a purchase.

We’re happy to be returning to the Steveston Museum for the month of December. Frank will be showing collages and some new digital work; Susan will be showing some new drawn nests  and work from her new photographic series Lines and Nets.

DUCOTE, Do We Have a Quorum?, collage on wood panel, 16 x 16

DUCOTE, Dawn Over the Salish Sea, face mounted digital painting, 24 x 18

A couple of Susan’s new drawn nests have been juried into the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Winter Small Works Exhibit which opens November 9 and runs through January 27.

TAYLOR, Small Nest I, ink and watercolour on paper, 11 x 11 framed

Susan’s drawing of moon jellies has been accepted by the jury for the upcoming Federation of Canadian Artists Water Exhibit that opens November 28 and runs until December 10 at the FCA Gallery on Granville Island.

And finally, Susan is tickled pink to have her submission based on her Lines and Nets series accepted by the jury for a public art installation in Richmond in 2024. Details to follow in the new year.

TAYLOR, future public art installation

We’ll look forward to seeing you or hearing from you over the coming weeks. As ever, we are very grateful for your support of what we love to do.


Our best to you,

Susan and Frank