As an artist/ designer based in Albany on the south coast of West Australia- Sue has worked in the arts for over 35 years since completing a Fine Arts degree at Curtin University in Perth in 1988. With a deep passion for travel and exploring different cultures, Sue's creative life has included community arts projects in remote rural Tibetan communities; Quezon City in the Philippines; the Australian territory of Christmas Island; numerous remote First Nations communities in the West Australian and Northern Territory deserts; as well as exhibition curation, public art projects, public commissions, and artist residencies. Her work is represented in many private and public collections.
These days her focus is This Papercut Life - Sue's studio- where she designs and creates distinctive papercut, woodcuts, jewellery, bowls and coasters. As well as handcutting large paper artworks she also uses the technology of lasercutting to cut and etch her designs in paper, perspex, and wood. Her detailed and often complex images have a playful and figurative storytelling element with themes of community, environment, family and place.