Since receiving a BFA from EMU, Susan has enjoyed painting in her studio and at "plein air" outings. She works in watercolor, gouache, and pastels - switching from one to the other or combining. Her subject matter includes flowers, landscape, figures and still life subjects. She is compelled to try too capture the beauty she sees and preserve the essence. "I always feel I am one of the luckiest people in the world because I look at things from an artist's point of view. I may see colors in the trees that no one else sees or I may see a huge drama played out in the simple form of a flower."