Susan is a juried associate of the Pastel Society of America and has studied with many PSA Master Pastelists. She has studied and painted in all mediums, but fell in love with pastel painting and hasn't looked back, reveling in the freedom of the style and the delicious colors available. Her goal is to make the colors vibrate and play off each other, and to have the painting reflect the energy and exuberance that went into creating them.
Pastels are made of pure pigment with very little binder; they are the same pigments that go into oil, watercolor or acrylic paint. Because of their purity, pastel paintings will last hundreds of years, and will never crack or discolor. Susan uses all archival-grade sanded papers and material in the creation of her paintings.
Susan paints en plein air as well as in her studio, and has been juried into many different events and shows; her work has won awards.
She is also a member of the Adirondack Pastel Society, and Saranac Lake Artworks.