Susie moved from Montreal to Vankleek Hill in the fall of 2017. Coming from a large and creative family has made Susie who she is. Both her father and maternal grandmother’s artistic ways influenced her greatly. Whether it be crayons, paints, cardboard or snow she was always encouraged to create. Susie worked as a stained glass artisan in studios throughout the 70’s, and early 80’s in Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver. Creating works for commercial and private costumers. Later on she found herself working on backdrops for small stage events, both in Rawdon, Quebec and in Montreal. Which lead Susie to work with children; creating wall murals and other special art projects as art animator for the Montreal English School Board. As for painting, Susie has been doing so full time since 2002 and exhibiting across the country since 2003, acquiring many collectors throughout North America and some worldwide.
“The significance of my work varies: at times it’s about movement, colour, beauty of place, or at times it’s about the people, creatures and the places they call home. The crow is a constant and flies with me as the storyteller. Painting brings me comfort, but mostly I am humbled and reminded of all the beauty I see.”