A representational painter of western scenes, Susan's paintings include wildlife, horses, landscapes and Native Americans. Raised in Connecticut in a home filled with art, Susan began drawing and painting at an early age. Susan's professional art career started in 1976 soon after graduating college. Fortunate to have as her father, Howard Terpning, the well-known artist, Susan was able to benefit from his expertise over the years. A resident of the southwest for the past 40 years, Susan believes the brilliant light and wide open spaces of Arizona and New Mexico have provided ideal painting inspiration. She often starts a painting outdoors on site, and completes it ibbn the studio, using photos taken of the scenes or people. Susan paints in oils and enjoys the challenge of striving to achieve her vision for each painting.