Suzanne (Sue) was born in Cape Town (1970) and grew up in the Kwa-Zulu Natal midlands. Suzanne is a largely self-taught artist working predominantly in oil, pastel, gouache paint and, more recently, Scratchboard (USA) or Scraperboard (UK), a medium more widely known abroad. This medium consists of a board of white chalk coated with a matt black ink. An image is scratched into the medium by the use of a sharp metal instrument allowing for intricate detail and a wide range of textures. In the past it was used predominantly as an illustration technique for the newspaper industry and is growing in popularity today.
In 2005, Suzanne obtained a high commendation in Gibraltar for her pastel painting "Clay Pots" at the 7th Gibraltar Spring Arts Festival Exhibition.
Since her return to Cape Town in 2009 Suzanne has started to invest more time and commitment into her art career.
In January 2015, Suzanne became a member of the South African Society of Artists (S.A.S.A) in Cape Town. She won the ‘Best Drawing Category’ with "Lemon Branch" (Scratchboard) and obtained a commendation for "Collared Sunbird" (Scratchboard) in S.A.S.A’s 109th Annual Exhibition (October 2015). She has exhibited at various S.A.S.A and Constantiaberg Art Society group exhibitions held at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town. At SASA's 112th Annual Exhibition 2018, Suzanne won the 'Best Drawing Category' with "Firemen of the Cape Town Brigade - Western Cape Archives" (Scratchboard) and obtained a high commendation for "Slangriver, Wellington - Western Cape Archives" (Scratchboard). In 2019 at SASA's 113th Annual Exhibition, Suzanne was awarded a high commendation for "Merry-go-Escape to Freedom" (Scratchboard). Suzanne's original work has been purchased both locally and abroad.