Susan teaches in the animation department at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco during the regular school year. As a California native, she loves to paint beautiful local landscapes and ocean scenery in oil and acrylic. For many years, she worked as visual effects painter for major motion pictures. You've seen her work if you've ever seen a Star Wars, Harry Potter, or MIB movie. Her inspirations are found in flowers, animals and, of course, the ocean. She volunteers at Sweet Farm as an organic gardener and caretaker for retired animals.