Susie first broke into the art world at the age of seven, winning a bicycle in a Dairyland colouring contest. After that, art languished on life’s back burner while she finished school and pursued a career in physiotherapy. In 2009, at the urging of a friend, she took a painting workshop with Brian Atyeo. Discovering a new passion in painting was life changing for her. Over the last six years she has committed herself to improving her skills as an artist by attending classes and workshops with generous and talented Canadian Artists such as Robert Genn, Brian Atyeo, Mike Svob, David Langevin and many others. She now spends her days with her family on a rural property north of Pemberton, B.C. Her large studio hosts guest instructors and provides learning opportunities for other artists.
Susie’s preferred painting medium is acrylic and her subject matter is primarily scenery and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest Region. She is represented by The Adele Campbell Gallery in Whistler, B.C., The Avenue Gallery in Victoria, B.C., Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur in La Malbaie, Quebec and Gallery 421 in Kelowna, B.C.
Susie is a Senior Signature member and past board member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She is a founding member of The Whistler Out Of Bounds Artists Group.