Susan’s paintings have evolved from transparent watercolors to experimental mixed media, acrylic, collage, oil and encaustic. She attended watercolor workshops given by nationally known artists; most notable were Don Andrews, Robert E. Wood, Frank Webb, Miles, Batt, and Stephen Quiller. Her studies also include the Intensive Studies Seminar in Taos, New Mexico and the Tougaloo Art Colony with instructors Moe Brooker and Murray DePillars. Her studies continue with the Mississippi Art Colony at Camp Jacobs, which have been led by well-known instructors such as Jos. A. Smith, Mary Lovelace O’Neal, and Noah Saterstrom.
Susan’s paintings have been exhibited at shows sponsored by the Mississippi Watercolor Society, the Mississippi Artist Guild, the Vicksburg Art Association and the Mississippi Art Colony where she has received numerous ribbons including two Best in Show. Her paintings have been juried into the Grand National Exhibition sponsored by the Mississippi Watercolor Society and exhibited at the Mississippi Museum of Art four times earning her the status of signature membership. In 2003, her collage painting entitled Celebration of Jacob won the Bancorp South Award at the Grand National Exhibition.
Other achievements include designing a logo for the Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness and Sports and having her painting On the Square chosen as the poster for the Canton Flea Market. In addition, Susan was commissioned to do a painting for the 1997 Christmas card for Governor and Mrs. Kirk Fordice. Her painting Sounds was included in the 2006 Mississippi State Committee/National Museum of Women in the Arts exhibit at the Meridian Museum of Art.
She is a signature member of the Mississippi Watercolor Society in which she has held the offices of Treasurer, Vice-President, and President. She is also a member of the Vicksburg Art Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Art Colony.