Being an artist necessitates taking the time to be present in the moment, and in the process, to be keenly aware of your surroundings. The more one grows as a painter, the more one sees. Susan's paintings are almost always inspired by nature - her passion and enthusiasm for painting is unbounded, but it is always the light upon the subject that lures her back to the easel. She begins her day with a moment of meditation - gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to be in that moment. She most enjoys taking the viewer with her to that time and place, to witness the grace of life.
Susan enjoys the diversity of painting in her home state of Connecticut: the changing seasons, the farms and fields, the antique homes, the woodlands and the shoreline. Painting the landscape en plein air (out of doors) is a passion, whether it's in her garden, the historical district of where she lives or during her travels. Having vacationed in Nantucket most of her adult life, she returns several times per year to paint the moors, the cottages, the sea and sand, bathed in a light unique to the island.
Susan has received numerous awards, and considers herself to be in a lifelong pursuit of excellence as a painter. Susan is a member of the prestigious Salmagundi Club in NYC as well as Oil Painters of America, Lyme Art Association, Connecticut Plein Air Painters and others.