Susan and her family came to California from Ohio. She lived in Burlingame, California. After graduation from UC, Berkeley, she married Andre when he was in the Navy, and they lived in San Diego for 2 years. Later they located in San Jose. She was involved with art. She worked at Chabot Gallery and then department stores as an Interior Designer. She received awards for her watercolors, including a scholarship to the SF Academy of Art in 2007. Soon her work encompassed Mixed Media, Collage with Acrylics. She has received national and international recognition.