Born in Chiswick, London, Susan graduated from Harrow College of Art with a Degree in Illustration.
She worked as a commercial artist for many years in both publishing and advertising, with such diverse commissions as the (European) ‘Jaws’ book jacket, to Mills and Boon covers to the highly successful collection of limited edition prints for Royal Doulton that sold worldwide.
Her many private commissions have included portraits of members of the Reform Club, London and the portrait of Lord Smith of Clifton for Queen Mary’s University. Her work is also on display at Marlborough College.
Susan was Artist in Residence for the Arboretum at Castle Howard.
She has established a reputation not just as an award winning artist but also as an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher, applying her many years experience and knowledge as a popular demonstrator for many art societies and holiday companies both home and abroad. She is also Art Tutor for City of York Council.
She has written articles for several publications including The Artist magazine and is a Professional Associate for the SAA.
Susan lives and works near Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
I have always had an interest and passion for the natural world and feel inspired by the colour of a woodland flower to the light on a bumblebee’s wings. My aim as an artist is to try and capture/record in paint the fascinating and never ending beauty of nature. “See the world in a grain of sand and Heaven in a flower” William Blake’.
Art Show 2009
North Yorkshire Open
Inspired by gallery. Danby,
North Yorkshire 2011
The Arboretum 2012
North Yorkshire OpenStudios 2012
Art in the Pen,
Helmsley Art Centre
New English Art Club. Mall Galleries, London 2016