Originally trained as a painter, Susan has been working in fibre art since 2003. Among other juried shows, she has shown by invitation at the 2003 Biennale in Florence, Threadworks 2004 and 2007, and the Grand National Quilt Show at Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery each year since 2007. Awards include Best in Show in Threadworks 2004, the Fibre Art award at Insights (2006), and the Rebecca Burghardt Emerging Artist Award at Touched by Fire (2008).
A member of the Studio Art Quilts Association, and of Connections Fibre Artists from 2004 to 2013, Susan teaches workshops in fibre art techniques throughout Southern Ontario. She also offers private instruction in her studio, through her popular “Play for a Day” getaways.
In addition to her fibre art, Susan also paints portraits in watercolour and other media, from photographs. A synopsis of comments from clients reveals her ability to capture what is loved about something or someone. “Somehow she just picks up on it, and then puts that love into the painting. It’s so much better than the photograph.”