Born in Chicago, Illinois, Susan took
her fine arts training at The American Academy of Art.
In 1974, Susan and her husband, Bob, moved to St. Paul, Minnesota and founded an advertising and
graphic arts studio. Their clients included 3M, Gillette, Quaker Oats, General Mills,
Brown & Bigalow, Hoyle, Trend Enterprises and Pillsbury.
They moved to Brown County in 1991 and Sue now spends her free time exploring the
countryside for subjects that quietly say “Paint me.”
Sadly, Bob passed away in 2002.
2012, having met Phil Smith a few years before, they decided it was
time to tie the knot.
retired from her full time job of 9 years and is now pursuing her
love of the outdoors, exploring and gathering references for more
Her prints can be seen at
Spears Gallery in Nashville.