My love for oil painting incorporates my love for the landscape, for color, light and place.

Susan began studying oil painting in high school. Her first large scale still-life won The Golden Key Award from the Boston Globe. A portfolio review of her work won the Blue Ribbon from the Massachusetts College of Art. Susan went on to study fine art, majoring in Fine Art and oil painting at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. There she studied with artists Jeff Elgin and Pat Cauley and minored in Art History. In the late 90’s Susan returned to Worcester, MA for a brief period and studied with professional artist and master color theorist Bill Griffiths at the Worcester Art Museum. Her work with Bill Griffiths strengthened her love for color and color theory which she employs in every piece.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Susan moved to New Mexico following her Graduate Degree from Lesley College in the early 1990’s to be immersed in the landscape that inspires her and draws her in. In 1999 her work took her to Colorado where the light and landscape continue to shape her work. Susan is a member of the Heritage Fine Arts Guild and a former juried member of the Littleton Artist Guild, both in Littleton, Colorado, where she exhibits work locally.


This is Colorado ~ Gallery of the Arts, CO ~ 2023

Western Spirit Show ~ CFD Old West Museum, WY ~ 2023

Inspirational Show ~ Heritage Fine Arts Guild, CO ~ 2023

Healing Arts Show ~ Heritage Fine Arts Guild, CO ~ 2022 Western Spirit Show ~ CFD Old West Museum, WY ~ 2022

Art of Art Therapists ~ 5280 Gallery, Denver, CO ~ 2015

12x12 ~ Koebel Library, Greenwood Village, CO ~ 2008

SOLO: Artist Open Studio ~ Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM ~ 1994

Spirit of Healing ~ Ann Marie College Gallery, MA ~ 1991

SOLO: Digging up the Bones ~ Worcester Artists Group - Gallery B, MA 1991

Member Show ~ Worcester Artists Group - Main Gallery, MA ~ 1990


The Heritage Fine Arts Guild, Littleton, CO - current

The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico - current

Plein Air Artists Colorado - current

The Littleton Art Depot and the Littleton Fine Arts Guild, Littleton, CO

The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

The Worcester Artists Group, Worcester, MA

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Light in the Forest detail 12 x 12 Sold