Susan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing/painting from the University of Illinois and has taught art in a variety of venues including Lakeview Museum and the Peoria Art Guild.
Susan has always been interested in scavenging natural objects and in studying folklore from around the world; both influences can be seen in her leshyi figures. Leshyis are slavic forest spirits that protect the wildlife and trees.
Susan's sculptures are made of Japanese paper clay, painted and decorated with scavenged treasures. She also does mixed media drawings of dream-like images and personal mythology.