Susan grew up in South Africa and studied Fine Art at Durban Art School. She left South Africa for postgraduate studies in print making at Croydon school of Art and now divides her year between Oxford and Greece.
Susan's fine art work is bold and direct in style, and usually carries a narrative. Her influences are topical and current. Although her work appears playful and light hearted it is embedded with a serious, more thoughtful message. While print is her core medium she is constantly experimenting with different media, and new ways of expression.
The Baghdad series of collagraph prints re-contextualised the ancient Persian Kalila Wa Dimna fables of greed, envy and subvertivness within a contemporary context of politics violence and hope, which she began after the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The ancient, timeless moral tales use animals to depict the human condition and are as relevant in today's political world as they were in ancient times.