Susan is a pigment expert. The mediums that she chooses to work upon are constantly changing but her fascination with color and pigment is consistent. Her latest creations involve exploring pigment on Natural Fibers – such as silk, modal, and blends of the two. Pulling from her fine art background in painting combined with her background in textiles, she has in a sense created wearable art. With inspirations from fluidity, form, the concept of independence, and travel, Susan has created beautiful, low maintenance dresses and tops that appeal to those that are on the move— but don’t want to sacrifice style and aesthetic.
Susan’s new work is a reflection of her ever-evolving talent and interests. Over the years, Susan has done everything from creating fine weavings and sculptures to striking wall-size tapestries and handmade paper works. In the 1980s, she created and produced a line of sweaters for Henri Bendel, Neiman Marcus and Saks.
Susan began her artistic career studying at the University of the Americas and later in a remote Zapotec Indian village. She honed her talents at the Penland School and the University of Wisconsin before teaching through a National Endowment for the Arts grant. She has exhibited extensively in both group and one-person shows in galleries throughout the United States. Her work is represented in museums as well as in the finest corporate and private collections.