A graduate of the University of Victoria Visual Arts Department in 1979, Susan returned to painting after a 15 year hiatus in 1996. For the past 17 years, Susan has worked with and exhibited with the Phyllis Serota Studio Group. Susan received a Jury’s Choice Honorable Mention from the Sooke Fine Art Show in August 2005 for her painting Skyward.

Susan’s work has been included in exhibitions in Victoria, BC at the Martin Batchelor Gallery, Sooke Fine Arts Show, University of Victoria Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, and McPherson Library Gallery. She has also displayed her paintings at Bean Around the World in five separate shows since 2001. Her work is currently on display at the Legacy Gallery in Victoria, BC. Her paintings are found in private collections in Canada, the United States, Italy and England.


  • Sooke Fine Art Show, juried show, August 2005 Jury’s Choice Honorable Mention


  • Masters of Arts (Curriculum Studies), University of Victoria, 2006
  • Certificate in Public Relations, University of Victoria, 2001
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts), University of Victoria, 1979


  • Phyllis Serota’s Studio Critique Group, 1996 to present
  • John Dobreiner, 1977-1979
  • Jim Gordaneer, 1978
  • Donald Harvey, 1975