“I began drawing in elementary school. Our 5th and 6th grade teacher gave us assignments to illustrate what we were reading about or studying. I began to see that I had an artistic talent, especially for observation.” She also took art classes from the 7ththrough the 12thgrade. She says that in college she was discouraged from taking art classes.
“I love taking an idea from something I see, whether live or from a photograph I have taken, composing an arrangement that is pleasing to my eye, and accomplishing a favorable end result on paper or canvas.”
After marriage and three children Susan started her college career over again and received a BFA from the University of South Alabama and an MS in Art Education from Troy State.
Susan prefers to paint landscapes, still life, animals and people. She says she is very particular about achieving a finished look and spends between 75 and 100 hours on each work. She has used pastels, charcoal, pencil, pen and ink, printmaking and acrylics, but prefers to work with oils.
Susan’s work has been shown at the Chunnenuggee Fair and at the Bullock County Art Guild.