"Born in 1959, Susan grew up on the East Coast in a suburb of Philadelphia where she thought of herself as an artist from a very young age. In the ’70s, the feminist movement influenced societal norms and impacted her decision to attend a four-year commercial art school where she would learn to make a living with her art. Her dream was to be a freelance illustrator and, upon graduating, she set out on her own. Before long, her clients included IBM, Miami Herald, Simon & Schuster, JCPenny, Time-Life Books, and Reader’s Digest.
In 1997, Susan moved to Seattle with her husband and took a sabbatical from commercial work to raise her son. The luxury of this time at home proved rich with artistic discoveries. The freedom to play and explore allowed her work to develop in unique ways. With no clients or deadlines, her focus shifted from content to shape, form, and color. She began entering juried exhibitions in 2003 and has won several awards. In the spring of 2010, she completed the EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists and in 2011, held her first solo show. Her works are part of many private collections as well as the Swedish Public Art Collection in Seattle."