Susan has been interested in drawing and painting her entire life. She graduated from CSU, Long Beach and has attended workshops with/from the following artists, Adele Earnshaw, Joe Garcia, Susan Bourdet, Joyce Faulkner and Dale Laitinen. Susan used her art degree, her additional art exposure and teaching credentials to teach middle school art for several years.
Her watercolor art is inspired by personal experiences. Amazingly, the colors are both bright and cheerful while her compositions provide a sense of calm. The stories her paintings tell are depicted not only through their subject matter, but also through her unique use of color, light and shadows.
She primarily paints with watercolor because of the freedom it allows as well as the challenges it creates.