Susan was born in Halifax, and now lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She received her B.F.A. from Mount Allison University, and subsequently studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, and at Byam Shaw School of Art in London, England. Susan is an award-winning printmaker and watercolourist, noted for her technical prowess and the beauty of her imagery. Her works often interpret her home, her garden and the countryside of her native province. Her art is in the collections of public galleries and corporations in Canada and Japan.