Susan has “arted” all her life and found it to be a good winter pastime in her snow-belt hometown of Ashtabula, OH.
After graduating from Miami University, Ohio with an MEd, Art Education and hours beyond her Masters at Notre Dame and BGSU, Susan brought her appreciation for art to middle schoolers, teaching full time for over a decade in North Ridgeville, Amherst, and Elyria, followed by substituting in Vermilion and Milan.
Susan started painting murals, doing illustrations and teaching private art classes. She began with portraits of people, but soon became proficient in animal portraits as well, and her work was commissioned by animal breeders in England, Sweden, France, and Japan.
Susan’s free-lance illustrations and design work have been in various magazines in the United States and Canada. She is presently a cartoonist for the Vermilion Photo Journal.
“I have been so lucky to have been involved with art at work & “play”. Art is a very important way for me to communicate thoughts & feelings.”