Born in Bristol, VA, Susan has been a resident of North Carolina since 1971 and calls North Carolina home. She has had eight years of art education consisting of five years of formal training and three years of private study under a professional artist.
For Susan, art is the expression of her inner self. Her work is indicative of an individual journey, of an exploration of identity. She begins each piece with a single concept, often a simple observation of naturethe striking color of a sunset, the labyrinthian texture of a leaf. That concept then evolves, layer by layer, into a larger exploration of mood and emotion with the purpose of evoking the viewers own interpretation. Each painting is a search, a journey, an experiment.
Susan has exhibited in national juried shows and various galleries across the state and her fine art is in private collections throughout the US and Canada. Two of her paintings have been published in the BEST OF WORLDWIDE MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS VOL. 1 Book and she has also been selected to be included in the INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY OF ARTISTS 2011.
Sept. 2010Dec. 2010 Solo Exhibit, Center Pointe, Greensboro, NC
June 2010Present Group Exhibit, Gallery of Art at the Chamber, Greensboro, NC
April 2010 FOR EVERYTHING A SEASON Southridge Gallery, Jamestown, NC
April 2010 DIMENSIONS 2010 National Juried Group Show, Associated Artists Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
April 2010 A GREATER VISION FOR AUTISM Benefit Exhibit, Group Show, Greensboro, NC
Jan.-June 2010 Solo Exhibit, Center Pointe, Greensboro, NC
Dec. 2009-Jan. 2010 Art Showcase, Model Penthouse Grand Opening, Center Pointe, Greensboro, NC
Nov. 2009-Jan. 2010 Group Show,The Coffee Break, Greensboro, NC
Nov. 2009 Group Show, Heart of Living Home Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Nov. 2009-June 2010 Group Show, Gallery of Art at the Chamber, Greensboro, NC
Oct. 2009 Featured Artist, Gallery of Art at the Chamber, Greensboro, NC
July 2009-Aug. 2009 WIDE OPEN Group Show, Associated Artists Gallery, Winston Salem, NC
Dec.2008 CHRISTMAS FOR THE CITY Group Show, The Millennium Center, Winston Salem, NC
Jan. 2008 4TH ANNUAL ART WITH HEART EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE", Juried Competition, Charlotte, NC
Sept. 2007-Oct. 2007 MIRACLES: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE, Group Show, The Upstairs Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Sept. 2007 6TH ANNUAL SCHWA EXHIBIT, National Juried Show, Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC
April 2007 Spotlight Artist of the Month, Juried Online Arts Festival
April 2006 THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE Group Show, The Upstairs Gallery, Greensboro, NC