While Susan has fully embraced abstract painting only for the past few years, there was foreshadowing of a major artistic revolution in some of her earlier work, like Exploding Sky from 2008 or even Calm Day from 2009.
Often painting with a palette knife, Susan has long explored the fusion of texture with saturated colors. Each pull of the knife covers or uncovers the color behind it, unveiling discovery or fostering growth.
In her Water Study series, what began as an abstract inquiry has exploded into a primary passion, in which Susan interprets the complexities of nature in kaleidoscopic hues. In Water Study 004, dappling reflections and urgent moments describe her keen observations found in the illusions of light.