Susie originally trained as a primary school teacher studying art as a main subject and after marrying moved to Wales and worked for many years as a supply teacher in primary and secondary schools, working in art departments. Throughout her time teaching and afterwards when she had left to set up her own business, Susie continued to go on art courses to satisfy her love of art.
After her family had grown up she was at last able to go to art school. Two years later she was the proud holder of an FdA in art and design and then went on to study part time for a further two years in order to obtain a Professional Printmaking Diploma.
Since 2008 Susie has worked as a professional artist and her practice, whilst constantly evolving, continues to have the same thread running through which comes from her fascination with both everyday life and early photographic methods.