Susan has had a lifelong passion for painting. Initially trained as a tole and decorative artist, she was a decorative painting instructor for many years. Susan’s style transitioned into landscape painting in oils and acrylics. While working professionally as a speech and language pathologist, Susan continued painting. She has taken numerous classes at the Worcester Art Museum where she discovered her love for watercolors in landscape and still life. Susan has developed a unique way of combining old objects and photos into “memory boxes.” Each unique composition tells a story about a person or time long ago. She custom designs antique boxes filled with sentimental objects like an old pocket watch, wedding ring, or medal. She uses items that a client provides to create a composition along with the likeness of a family member.
Susan loves driving through New England for inspiration. She captures the feel of the countryside in her landscapes by painting lighthouses and old barns. The landscapes might also include local wildlife like goldfinches, seagulls or even a moose. Nature provides endless painting opportunities.