Susie first broke into the art world at the age of seven, winning a bicycle in a Dairyland colouring contest. After that, art languished on life’s back burner while she finished school and pursued a career in physiotherapy. In 2009, at the urging of a friend, she took a painting workshop with Brian Atyeo. Discovering a new passion in painting was life changing for her. Over the last seven years he has committed herself to improving her skills as an artist by attending classes and workshops with generous and talented Canadian Artists such as Robert Genn, Brian Atyeo, Mike Svob, David Langevin and many others. She now spends her days with her family on a rural property north of Pemberton, B.C. Her large studio provides teaching opportunities for other artists.
Susie is an Senior Signature Member (SFCA) and a Board member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She is a founding member of The Whistler Out Of Bounds Artist Group.