Susan’s desire to paint animals stems from an endless fascination with their very essence, their majesty and prowess. She strives to portray the life force within, whether through the movement of a horse in canter or the thoughts behind the eyes of a wild cat in captivity.
She believes that these beautiful beasts of burden have the very life force that runs through our own veins, a desire to be free to choose one’s own destiny, to play to one’s own strengths.
Susan feels that every living thing has an important role to play in the balance of our ecosystems and the beauty that surrounds us exists because of that balance. In her paintings, she wants to bring this to the viewer’s attention – to make them think and feel – in the hope it will increase appreciation and respect for our natural world.