Photo by Valerie Rosen

After graduating with a degree in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art, Susan had various jobs—unfortunately most of them had nothing to do with illustration. Her most creative jobs were working as a scenic artist’s assistant at an old theatre and running art workshops for community groups.

Then, in 1994, Susan emigrated  from Scotland to Montreal. Before leaving, she visited a gypsy fortune teller who said that she would move across the water, have an only son and illustrate children’s books. This wonderful prediction encouraged her to pursue illustration as a career instead of just dreaming about it.

Susan now works full-time as an illustrator and has twenty six books published to date. When she is not drawing or painting, she loves to sew and make soft toys that resemble her artwork.

Client List

Campbell Books – Macmillan UK
Chirp Magazine
Clubhouse Jr Magazine
Culver Advertising
Integrity Publishers
Key Porter Books
Kids Can Press
Ladies Home Journal
Little Simon Books
Little Simon Inspirations
Marcel Schurman
Marshall Cavendish
Owlkids Books
Paper Products design
Peaceable Kingdom Press
Pierre Belvedere
Random House
Ronnie Sellers
Reader’s Digest
Sandvik Innovations
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Scott Foresman
Tibbidy Magazine
Yankee Candle