Susan received a B.A in philosophy from Lake Forest College, but early on, while she was finishing her studies as a young mother, she took a few art classes. She spent time as a teacher and then a life-altering illness changed her whole perspective and painting became her focus. Concentrating on watercolor, she was honored with a place in the Permanent Collection of Very Special Arts of Wisconsin in 1994 & 1998.
After moving to Colorado and taking a workshop with Fran Dodd, she became enamored with pastels. It was then that spontaneity became a characteristic of her style. Color is her love and the way it is possible with the stroke of a pastel stick.

Susan lives in the charming Patti Jewet area in the heart of Colorado Springs.

Contact gallery for sizes, pricing, and more of Susan’s art.


detail shot of brushstrokes

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  1. Carol Hammond

    Susan continues to amaze me with her gift for creating such a variety and beautiful color combinations in her pastels!


  2. Honey Lea Gaydos

    I really like your color block style! It is so vibrant and strikes just the right note between realism and abstraction.


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