While living in New York City I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to study classical drawing at The New York Academy of Art. The experience changed the course of my art. After completing those studies I went on to the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design to work from live models where my newly gained knowledge enhanced my sensitivity in the fine art of drawing and painting. While there I studied figure painting and portraiture with Harvey Dinnerstein and Ron Sher. out of the city to Warwick, New York, the beauty of the Hudson Valley captured my attention as I began to paint the rural landscape with my mind's eye. At the suggestion of a friend I started studying at the Ridgewood Art Institute with master painter/teacher John P. Osborne. John Osborne's focus on painting principles constantly challenged me toward developing my painter's eyes. After working in the north-lit studios of the RAI I was attracted to the still life and floral set-ups that were bathed in the magical quality of the silvery north light. Again, my focus shifted for a few years to the still life genre. At this time I have again rekindled my fondness for the landscape, working in plein air, as I also continue to explore the other genres of portrait, still life and floral. painting a portrait, a bouquet of north-lit flowers, or the landscape, the constant inspiration for me remains the quality of light enveloping the subject. It is this quality that Eventually moving Whether transforms our world, resonates within and inspires this artist to paint the light.

Susan is a member of The Hudson Valley Art Association, The Pastel Society of America. She has had a feature article in American Artist Magazine, a second article in the American Artist magazine special edition, Step-by- Step Guide as well as two articles in Art Times Journal. One reviewing her exhibition at Kenridge Farm and another, a profile of Susan, as an artist.

She currently exhibits her work in galleries, teaches drawing and painting classes in her school, The Warwick Atelier, leads painting workshops in Europe, Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Warwick, New York.

In the Collections of:
Louis Salerno owner of Questroyal Gallery, New York City Sheri Cosloy - Former owner of Wyckoff Gallery, Wyckoff, NJ - Curator of Cape Cod Museum of Art Mr. Michael Giaquinto