Susan Wilders had the privilege of studying Chinese Brush Painting and Japanese Sumi-e from two of our country's foremost masters, Mr. Chow Chian-Chiu and Mrs. Chow Leung Chen-Ying. For more than 25 years her work has been influenced by various artists of the Japanese Kano school as well as Ni Tsan of the Yuan dynasty and the more contemporary Chinese Lingnan School.
Susan taught for 17 years at The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida and the Morikami Japanese Museum in Delray Beach, Florida. She taught in various school programs throughout Palm Beach county as well as for VSA arts, the Florida art program for special needs adults and children. In recent years, she has given lectures and demonstrations at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach Florida as well as conducting workshops for the Miami-Dade Public Library system for Asian Pacific month and the West Palm Beach library.
Her work is has been in numerous shows throughout Florida, as well as the Charles Sumner Museum in Washington, D.C. Susan paintings are in collections throughout the United States and Europe. In September of 2018 she participated in the Artist in Residence program at the Edgewood Cottage in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. She is a member of the Sumi-e Society of America.
Susan now lives in Boone North Carolina.