Susan has been making art her whole life, and began showing her work publicly in 2007. Since then her work has been shown at; The International Museum of Art, Hal Marcus Gallery, Sunland Park Gallery, Crossland Gallery, Brannigan Cultural Center, as well as at various restaurants and businesses around the region. She has had solo shows at Mision de la Galleria de Senecu, and at the Armando Pena Gallery. Currently, she shows at El Paso's Finest, located downtown El Paso, where they also carry her prints and cards.
She spoke in 2011 about her “Accidental Abstractions” series for a Pecha Kucha Vol 9, (a Japanese presentation style that roughly translates to “Chit Chat”).
She was a recipient of the Winsor & Newton award in 2011 for outstanding use of watercolor. And received honorable mentions for her work in various group shows.
She collaborated with The City of El Paso in 2016 for the public art project, "The Alameda Corridor Brio Bus Stations". Susan’s image, “Ysleta at Dusk” can be seen just outside of the Ysleta High School, at the Davis bus stops on Alameda Street.
The City of El Paso purchased 2 of her “Quarantine Dream” paintings as part of their Art Purchasing Program, to display at government offices in 2021. They currently hang outside of the mayor's office.
She has been a feature artist in the “Visual Arts” section of the El Paso Times, and her artwork has been on the cover of the El Paso Scene, May 2017.
She participates in themed art shows for the “El Paso’s Finest” gallery, in downtown El Paso. She participates in locally sponsored juried shows such as “Las Artistas” and “Chalk the Block” in El Paso, and “Las Cruces Arts Festival” and “The Franciscan Festival of the Arts”, in Southern New Mexico. She has been accepted into the Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, and will be showing her work there soon.
Susan has donated her art to raise money for various charities in the region, including the 2022, “Take a Chair Please”, which raised funds to help refugees seeking asylum at the border.
Susan studied art and design at Massachusetts College of Art and at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She received a Web Design certificate from the Computer Career Center in El Paso. She has taken courses at Boston College and at University of Texas El Paso, and plans to take more in the future.
Las Artistas 2022