Susie has been described as a "Pacific Colorist" with her own distinctive impressionistic style. She is a devoted oil painter, passionate about painting outdoors "en plein air". She is a a juried member of the prestigious "Oil Painters of America" (one of only four artists selected from Hawaii) and is a Signature Member of the "Plein Air Painters of Hawaii". Island landscapes and seascapes, with their abundant color, changing moods, and high drama, provide a never ending source of inspiration to this dedicated artist.
Susie's paintings are in numerous private and corporate collections worldwide, and in the permanent collections of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the City & County of Honolulu. She has won many honors for her work in juried shows including six Best-of-Show/First Place awards. She was juried into the prestigious "Artists of Hawaii" show at the Honolulu Academy of Arts and has been an invited guest artist at the Academyís "Showcase 2003-2007" exhibitions.
Susie has lived in Hawaii since 1969 and is a graduate of University of Southern California holding degrees in fine arts and medical illustration. She worked for the UH School of Medicine as a medical illustrator and graphic designer for 14 years. Susie then formed her own litigation graphics company, Visually Speaking, before becoming a full-time, professional fine artist. Although landscapes and seascapes interest her most at the moment, she enjoys occasional figurative pieces. These days, you might find Susie at inspiring island locations especially at sunrise or sunset, armed with her paints and easel, interpreting Hawai'iís remarkable light on canvas.