Susan realised from a very early age that art would be at the core of her being, and would ultimately form part of her future career. After art college, she decided textile design was the direction she wanted to pursuit. Having an ardent love of the French Impressionists she explored new boundaries between subject and form, media and texture, and colour and light. She looked primarily to nature for inspiration and constantly strived (and still does!) to express her perceptions and not exact representations. She became design manager for a leading UK bedlinen and home furnishing company creating design ranges for high street department stores including John Lewis, M&S, Habitat and BHS, before eventually going freelance. Constantly challenging herself she also studied Interior Design and worked simultaneously in both disciplines with a little teaching on the side. Susan loves to paint nature, predominantly focusing on flowers and animals of the wild, farmyard, and pet variety. Colour, form and expression have taken on a new meaning for Sue and she wants to explore this through painting whilst integrating her background in design.