Since the age of 11, portraits have been one of her favorite and most challenging subjects. She has studied portraits under nationally known artists such as Frank Corvino (5 years) and Mark Menendez (3 years), learning the methods of the Old Masters. In creating a portrait, Susan seeks to capture the soul and essence of the person.
Coming from her background in Art Education, Susan is a firm believer in taking classes and seminars for continued effective learning. She studied oil painting with Judith Johnson and watercolors with Cheryl Jorgensen. Susan's professional teaching experience includes: CenterPlace, Diane's Art Place, Palma Ceia Presbyterian Preschool, and Tampa Catholic High School.
Brandon League of Fine Arts
Florida Watercolor Society
Her studies have included six months in Florence, Italy where she fell in love with the art of the Renaissance and, consequently; an appreciation for classical realism and beauty forms her approach in creating each piece of artwork.
Living all her life in Florida, Susan loves to paint from the great abundance of wild life, water life and scenery she finds all around her.