Susan was born and raised in Canada. Her interest in photography began in the year 2000 after viewing a show of work in a gallery on the Oregon coast that she fell in love with. She began her photographic training at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, and took many courses and workshops for the next four years. Her work was initially influenced by contemporary photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark, Bruce Barnbaum, Christopher James and Shelby Lee Adams. As her work evolved, she became interested in the Lith process and has continued to use this darkroom technique for the past 7 or 8 years. She studied Lith under Tim Rudman, the master of this process. Susan's shooting and printing style portrays her signature visual appearance in the final outcome of each photograph. Over time, she became solidly influenced by both Lillian Bassman’s and Sarah Moon’s work. Susan’s work has been collected and shown worldwide. Shown here are a select few destinations where her work has been exhibited.