Susan has been interested in health sciences and their supporting counterparts in Nature since she was a child. Following her interest, she has long studied the range of human archetypes and the healing mysteries of Nature.
"I have always been fascinated by Nature and have been drawing or writing about it for as long as I can remember. I had the good fortune to grow up riding horses beside a forested area, first in North Carolina and then in Michigan. It was an endless playground for me, as there were always tracks to follow or nests to check on. As the cycle of seasons turned, my connection and empathy with Nature strengthened and soothed me through many challenges.
"Hallmark Cards, Inc. moved me to Kansas City as a designer in 1985 when I graduated from college in Michigan (Kendall School of Design, Grand Rapids, MI) with a degree in Illustration. However, middle management and corporate life was not for me, and I soon changed my status with Hallmark to one of freelance designer, which was a much better match for us both!
"When I moved to Kansas City, I also embraced modern dance, which in retrospect is one of my best choices ever. My excitement for the unfolding, unknown world of dance led me to discover a fluid, kinesthetic way of perceiving the world.
"It was the techniques of contact improvisation that I worked with so thoroughly in the dance realm that enhanced my visual art the most. When I am painting a landscape on site, outdoors, I delve into the spatial relations within my canvas. I experience my brush dancing with the light, meeting the color and character of life and growth.
"In 1990 I began to draw the empowering spiritual helpers I sensed around people. creating what I now call Soul Paintings. I have been blessed to be a conduit of healing love through Nature and art. The magnificence of Spirit flows into my paintings. Many people have had profound awakenings and realizations as they receive the spiritual messages within them.
"I feel I am a healing bridge with which to communicate the connection of love, splendor and strength we can all experience by opening our heart within Nature.
"I embrace my life as part of the Solution of Peace. I lend my creativity to strengthen the Earth and its loving inhabitants. May we all learn Now to Live in Peace."