North Shore Studio


Susie was born in 1959. Since joining the Arts of Life in 2018, she has steadily been building a body of work. Colored pencil is laid down with a gentle hand. She leans toward a basic color palette in sunny hues that hint at the warm feelings behind her imagery. Susie is inspired by familial connections and happy memories she revels in while making her artwork.

“I have a lot of fun on my drawing. I draw my father before. I drew my mom in-between. Me and my mother always love rainbows. And family tree. I put a tree there.”

The line work in Susie’s drawings are simple and clean. The continuous lines appear deceivingly effortless as they define shapes and unite forms within her compositions.

“I’m the best artist in the world. I like to draw things. It makes me feel happy joy. It feels calm. It feels happy all around me.”

Susie’s work was featured in the 2018 Square Foot Show.

Selected Exhibits

Inside the Box

Circle Contemporary North Shore, Glenview, IL - 2019

North Shore Awards Show

Circle Contemporary North Shore, Glenview, IL - 2019

Evanston Art Center Winter Expo

Evanston, IL - 2018