Susan’s work uses shape, colour, line and tone to create visual clues from which the viewer can build an understanding of her paintings. A spontaneous approach allows her to develop ideas around the work, rather than the work itself becoming specific. This attitude and the skills and techniques it employs, nourishes her feelings towards painters past and present.
There is a story of the early 20th century Russian abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky. Seeing one of his pictures upside down confirmed his belief that subject matter was unimportant.