Susan commenced her formal art studies with international artist Lola McFarlane more than seventeen years ago, drawing and painting, printmaking and sculpturing. Fellow artist, Stuart Myer-Plath, introduced Susan to clay and over the years she has completed various sculptural workshops in clay portraiture, figurative clay work and hollow building with both Stuart and Lola and Heather McCormack. Susan also completed a TAFE course, learning the finer points in ceramics.

Her exhibitions have included original charcoal, pen and ink drawings, acrylic paintings and ceramic and bronze sculptures. Susan has also design logos for the 'Fantastic Foods' catering company and the Warwick Water Rats Football Club.

In 2003 Susan was nominated for the Redcliffe Sculptural Award and the following year she successfully co-ordinated the Redcliffe Arts and Life Festival.