Sue was born in Gippsland, Victoria and grew up in Geeveston, Tasmania moving to Mount Gambier at the age of nine. On completion of high school, she was equally drawn to study art and science. Pragmatism won out and she studied Science at the University of Adelaide, majoring in Botany and Zoology. Subsequently she completed post-graduate studies in Entomology through the University of Queensland. Sue has worked in a variety of positions in palaeobotany, natural resources and forestry research. Throughout her working years she pursued art as time and circumstances allowed, attending workshops that aligned with her interest in the natural world and love of paper, light and printing. Sue loves playing with paper: folding and cutting it, drawing and printing on it. Light and shade have always been a fascination: initially through black and white photography and, more recently, through solar plate etching, cyanotype and other printing techniques that incorporate sunlight in the process. The patterns, colours and textures found in nature, especially when observed close up, feature in her work.
Sue is a member of Gallery 54 Collective Inc. and Thumbprint Workshop Inc. and lives in Mount Gambier.