Susan moved to Fernandina Beach in 2006 and returned to painting full time after a career in higher education administration. She received her BFA in painting, drawing and graphics from The Ohio State University. Susan works primarily with watercolor and oils, and has recently been experimenting with small prints and handprinted books. Her current work studies the patterns and colors seen in local landscape and vegetation, as well as those she encounters in her travels throughout the southwest and Newfoundland. She explores her world in both representational paintings and more recently a return to the abstraction she focused on in her early work. Susan is an exhibiting member of the Island Art Association, and a member of the Florida Watercolor Society. She has participated in numerous juried exhibits and group shows as well as solo exhibits.