After studying graphic design at Randwick College in Sydney, Susan worked for many years as a professional illustrator in the advertising industry. Specializing in portraiture, Susan has received many commissions, both local and international.
She has had several solo exhibitions – in and around Sydney and country New South Wales – and also has taken part in many group exhibitions and art prizes.
As well as portraiture, Susan has a background in commercial illustration including TV storyboards, book illustration, cartoon and caricature.
Susan has always avoided the self-imposed limits of a signature style, preferring to allow the subject to dictate the style of each piece, resulting in a wide range of media from fine detail in pencil and more recently charcoal, to broader definition in acrylic and oil.
“Images, be they photographic or in art form, can say so much, and I think as artists we have a wonderful opportunity to express emotion in a very real way, whether it is positive or negative.”