Born in Newfoundland in 1974, Susan had a small town upbringing. She concentrated on sports and education, and graduated Memorial University with a Master of Education Degree, Bachelors in Education and Physical Education. Despite her accomplishments, she had an intrinsic need to explore her creative side and to surround herself with brightness.
Influenced by the freedom in the work by great artists such as Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline, Susan found her own voice and started down her own path. She is a self-taught artist who believes in the art of inner expressionism and most of her pieces are charged with high emotions void of traditional brushwork. Much of her work is derived from a connection with nature; both its raw energy and calming effects. The spirit and energy that is evident in her work is gaining international attention.