After graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Susan worked as an art director in South Florida. During her years in advertising, she spent weekends pursuing her true love: painting and photographing birds, wildlife and domestic animals.
After painting in watercolor for many years, she began using pastel and found this to be a perfect medium for rendering animals.
In 2005, Susan won second place and in 2006 was awarded first place for her watercolor paintings in the Loxahatchee Visions Art Competition at the Arthur C. Marshall National Wildlife Refuge. In 2007 and 2009 she received awards for her pastel work in The National Purina Art Show at the Dog Show. She was the poster artist for the 2010 Winter Park Doggie Art Festival and has created paintings and graphics for organizations including the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach, Cats Exclusive and the Wildlife Care Center in South Florida, and Save the Florida Panther in Tampa. Her paintings and portraits are in private collections throughout the country.
Susan now paints full time and lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband and their three dogs.
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