Susan was brought up on a farm in Aberdeenshire and after an excellent art education at Peterhead Academy, went on to Edinburgh School of Art and University to study Fine Art.
Susan has always been a very outdoor person, and goes annually to Holy Isle Arran as a garden volunteer; a lot of her work is inspired by the wildlife on the island. Similarly, she is part of an artists' group who annually spend a week on the Isle of May, using the bird life and seascapes as inspiration.
Susan is an oil painter, her walls are full of colourful, nature based paintings.
She is an active member of Fife Dunfermline Print Workshop, specialising in linocuts, and runs a tapestry weaving group Greenpark Weavers , in Burntisland.