During the 1960's, Susan's time at The Philadelphia High School for Girls provided her the opportunity to study art extensively as part of the school’s rigorous four-year academic curriculum. The opportunity of those art classes she remembers as the happiest of her adolescence, during those turbulent times.
The approach in all her studies at GHS was both formal and challenging and prepared Susan for many of her future life experiences, not the least of which was her continuing education at The Philadelphia College of Art where she majored in Fine Arts. However, in the early 1970’s, Susan found herself in the San Francisco area caught up in the times and her art fell to the wayside.
Eventually, she found her way to Los Angeles and after a thirty-six-year career in the Motion Picture Film Industry, in 2018 Susan returned to what she always loved most, art. She immersed herself into this old, yet new adventure and reawakened her passion to paint again after nearly fifty-years and seemingly, making up for the lost time as seen with her abundance of work.
Susan has probed many different mediums, some she never experienced before. This journey, at this time in her life, and most recently during the COVID Pandemic and a world turned upside down - to maintain the joy of creativity she has found. And not unlike the turbulent times of the 1960's, her art sustains her.
California Creative Arts
Collage Artists of America
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
Souls Shot Portrait Project
Southern California Women's Caucus of the Arts