As the daughter of a professional artist, Susanne has been making art all her life. She grew up in rural Massachusetts and later moved to Washington, D.C. In Boston, she received her formal training at the Art Institute, and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. After the move to Washington, D.C., she studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. However, the greatest influence on her painting style developed from her long friendship and mentoring with the prominent wildlife and landscape painter, Bill Freeman, whom she met when she moved to Arizona early in her career.
Susanne is well known for her realistic oil and palette knife plein air landscape paintings. She also enjoys painting animals, drawing charcoal portraits of people, and creating abstract sculptures with gems in them.
She and her husband, Bob, have lived most of their lives in the scenic Arizona desert in a small town called Carefree. She loves to paint the dramatic desert light on the mountains at sunrise and sunset. Over her long career, she’s had numerous shows in prestigious galleries in Arizona and elsewhere. Her work is displayed in many corporate and private collections worldwide.