Especially in her Large Tile Murals, the brilliant colors, high relief, free form shapes, and impressionistic style are evident.
The ceramic art for the wall she makes are often large and intended to be the focal point in an office, lobby or interior.
This is particularly evident in the Architectural Ceramic Installations Susan has done, which includes borders, friezes, fireplace surrounds, entrance treatments as well as large murals.
In particular, the client may present specific architectural or interior design criteria which play intricately into Susan's work. The client, in such cases, is often a group - for instance, the design team for a new healthcare facility, perhaps even including the staff.
Inspired by the countryside in which she lives, her love of artists of the French Impressionist period and The American Arts and Crafts artist Arthur Wesley Dow.
Included here are some recent studies of birds and animals in familiar situations.
These smaller tiles are for accents, part of a frieze or a surround. They also stand alone as art for the wall or the design can be incorporated in a larger mural.