Attending art curriculums at Moravian College, The Baum School of Art, the University of West Florida, and the Art Students League of Denver.

Susiehyer is always looking to expand her repertoire and abilities. “I love the challenge of experimenting and pushing myself in new directions artistically, working from sketches, field studies, and photos in the studio. Just as much however, I am blessed to be able to travel in order to study and paint directly from nature.” The American southwest landscape is a particular favorite subject for her.

Working as a professional artist since 1976, she has been the recipient of a number of scholarships, grants, and awards, and is a signature membership of both the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. A previous national vice president of the Women’s Caucus for Art, in 2022 she received the prestigious Comenius award from Moravian University, the Alumni Association’s highest award for lifetime achievement.

Susiehyer maintains a home and studio in Evergreen, CO, and travels many times a year to paint en plein air. She has been a featured artist in Western Art and Architecture, Southwest Art Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Art of the West Magazine, and was one of the artists whose work was chosen for the celebrated books Landscapes of Colorado, and Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations. Her work is currently represented by galleries in Colorado and Arizona.