An Ohio native, after attending the Columbus College of Art and Design, Susan moved to New York City to work as an illustrator, and continued her studies at the Art Students League, and the National Academy of Design with Isaac Soyer, Harvey Dinnerstein, Hilary Holmes, and privately with Burton Silverman, and Curt Hanson. In 2001, after 25 years in New York, she moved with her husband to Hunterdon County, NJ where she continues to paint still life and landscapes both en plein air and in the studio.

Curt Hanson said about Susan’s work: “Her love of painting directly from nature has stayed with her since I encountered her painting in Central Park in the 1980’s. Her drawing ability is impeccable and the paintings always reflect a freshness only gotten by firsthand observations. Many artists have shorthand methods that produce flashy effects that often hide their lack of ability. With Susan, I always see a patient seeking of visual truth that is imbued with the excitement of honest discovery.”

Solo Shows:
2018 January 27 through March 31, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
2014 The Quiet Life gallery in Lambertville, NJ
2010 des Champs Gallery, Lambertville, NJ
2007 des Champs Gallery, Lambertville, NJ

Selected Group Shows :
2016 The 87th Phillips Mill Exhibition, New Hope, PA
2015 The 86th Phillips Mill Exhibition, New Hope, PA
2014 Casimir A. and Jane P. Sienkiewicz Award, Phillips Mill 85th Exhibition, New Hope, PA
2014 Janet Hunt Award, Lambertville Historical Society Exhibit, Lambertville
2013 The 84th Phillips Mill Exhibition, New Hope, PA
2013 The Annual Lambertville Historical Society Exhibit, Lambertville, NJ
2012 The 83rd Phillips Mill Exhibition, New Hope, PA
2010 Phillips Mill 81st Annual Fall Exhibition, New Hope, PA
2009 The Invitational Exhibition of Hunterdon County Artists Stockton, NJ
2009 Phillips Mill 80th Annual Fall Exhibition, New Hope, PA
2009 The Lambertville Historical Society’ Exhibit, Lambertville, NJ
2008 Traditional Bucks County Landscape Award, Phillips Mill 79th Annual Fall Exhibition, New Hope, PA
2008 The Lambertville Historical Society’ Exhibit, Lambertville, NJ
2007 Best Traditional Oil Painting Award, Phillips Mill 78th Annual Fall Exhibition, New Hope, PA
2007 The Lambertville Historical Society’ Exhibit, Lambertville, NJ
2007 Plein Air Easton, MD
2006 The Woolverton Inn Award, Hunterdon Cty Cultural and Heritage Commission Exhibit, Stockton, NJ
2006 The Lambertville Historical Society’ Exhibit, Lambertville, NJ