Sue studied Graphic Design at the South Australian School of Arts (now part of the University of Adelaide), Adelaide, Australia. On graduation, she was awarded the prestigious Harry P Gill Medal which is presented annually to the student with the highest grade points in the field of visual arts and design during the three year course.
After graduation she worked for a number of advertising agencies including Clemenger and George Patterson. She also illustrated a number of children’s books written by award-winning children’s author, Colin Thiele, for Rigby Publishing. In addition, Sue designed window displays for major retailers such as David Jones for whom she designed the highly acclaimed “Endangered Species” display.
She also was a part-time lecturer in Graphic Design at the School of Arts as well as teaching modelling at a private academy.
Sue eventually joined the family real estate company in Adelaide as a director and when she moved to Sydney with her husband and young daughter in 1995, successfully ran her own company for many years. She continued her passion for painting during this time.
From the time she graduated, Sue has traveled extensively which has inspired and influenced her art and style. Beside her love of painting, she has explored new mediums including 3D sculptures in timber and metal, ceramics and encaustic painting.
She and her husband spend their time between Queensland, Australia and Maui, Hawaii.