Susan's first memories of making art were at her grandmother's round oak table, with lots of blank paper and a fresh box of crayons at her Iowa farm. Having had some training along the way, she describes herself as "mostly self-taught" in Pastel her favorite medium as well as oil, and colored pencil.

Susan has spent the last 37 years in California. Twenty years were spent in production weaving and teaching. After retiring she returned to painting full time.

She has been inspired by the beauty of the High Sierras where she lives 5 months of the year. She travels to Mendocino to paint seascapes.
She has taken workshops with Tina Moore, Bob Gerbracht, Gill Dillinger, Richard McKinley, Kim Lordier, and Margot Schulzke.

Susan is a signature member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast,and a member of Roseville Arts, Placer Arts, North Tahoe Arts, Mendocino Art Center, and American Women Artists. She was Juried into the 42 Mother Lode National Art Exhibition. The 55th Haggin National Art Competition selected her painting for an Award of Merit and the Original was reproduced on their banner and posters for the exhibit at the Haggin Museum of Art in Stockton, California. Her work was accepted into the 24th Pastels USA International open exhibition which was held at the Art Museum of Los Gatos, the 27th Pastels USA Open International exhibition held at the Marin Society of Artists Gallery in Ross, Ca., and the 28th Pastels USA International open exhibition held at the Art Center Morro Bay
Her work is currently being shown at the Art and Framing, Rocklin, Ca. and the Flower Farm in Loomis, Ca.
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