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About the Artist

Part of a larger painting (not for sale)

Visual Art Resume

I have been a professional visual artist for the past thirty years. Currently, I average about 35 juried fine art fairs a year. I also exhibit and have exhibited in various galleries.

My media are watercolor, design, oil painting, photography (Polaroid print transfers), calligraphy, mixed media (woodcarving, painting, photography).

Watch Susan’s profile by The Guild of Artists and Artisans

Galleries include

  • Featured Artist, Ann Arbor Public Library
  • Featured Artist, Flint,MI Institute of Arts Founder’s Society
  • Ann Arbor Artists Association-member and in various shows and gift gallery
  • Flint Left Bank Gallery- member and exhibitor
  • Coach House Gallery, Detroit, MI, for many years
  • Indian Village Art Gallery- two woman show
  • Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI, many years in gift gallery
  • Ft. Wayne, IN ,Art Institute Holiday Show
  • Manchester, OH, Holiday Gallery Show
  • Michael Ingbar Gallery, Soho, New York City

Juried Art Fairs include

  • Indianapolis, IN, Art Museum (Penrod)
  • Dallas. TX,Westheimer Show
  • Madison, WI, Art Center Art Fair
  • Flint, MI, Art Institute Art Fair
  • Birmingham, MI, Art in the Park
  • Rochester, MI, Arts ands Apples
  • Kalamazoo, MI Institute of Arts Art Fair
  • Ann Arbor, MI, Summer Art Fair
  • Bloomington, IN, University Art Fair
  • E. Lansing, MI, Michigan State University Art Fair
  • Venice, FL, Art Fair
  • Ybor City, Tampa, FL, Art Fair
  • Toledo, OH, Crosby Gardens Art Fair
  • Kansas Cit, MO, Art on the Plaza
  • Milwaukee, WI, Art Fair
  • Ft. Wayne, IN Jefferson Pte Plaza
  • Others in Michigan: Holland, Charlevoix, Traverse City, Sutton’s Bay. E. Jordan, St. Calir Shores, Franklin MI, et al.


  • Cass Technical High School, Detroit
  • Wayne State University BA with high distinction
  • Connecticut College for Women (Dance)
  • Post Degree Work in Dance, Art and Theatre
  • Wayne State University MA with high distinction in Theatre

Post Degree work in Art include Tutorials

  • Four years with Donald Brackett,Former Professor of Art at Macomb Community College and Head of the Art Department at Cass Technical High School. He was also my stepfather.
  • Two years with Diane Rieman, watercolorist
  • Three months with Vera Wolfe, printmaker.
  • Basics of Art via Celebrity Centre, Hollywood, CA
  • Wayne State University, Drawing, Ceramics, Design (with David Mitchell), Elements of Art (with Sergio DeGiusti);
  • Wayne Co. Community College, Design, Printmaking, Drawing, Life Drawing (with Karl Kamulski)
  • Center for Creative Studies, Drawing (with Russ Keeter), Watercolor Painting (with Richard Jerszy) et al
  • Ann  Arbor Art Association Painting, Life Drawing, Tilemaking (Motawi), Design, Photography (Polaroid print transfers), Printmaking.

Professional Memberships

  • Michigan Guild of Artists and Artisans
  • Flint Left Bank Gallery
  • Standards Committee Michigan Guild
  • Ann Arbor Art Association
  • Detroit Art Institute

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