Susan Casault grew up on a family farm in the picturesque central Alberta parkland, near Stettler. From an early age, she began to experience the rich beauty of her surroundings and childhood imaginings through a love of drawing. Her artistic inclination led her to study at the Alberta College of Art and Design, from which she graduated with a major in Visual Communications. Her professional skills were then honed by several years in the field of illustration and graphic design.
Susan now works from her acreage home in Parkland County, on the outskirts of Edmonton, where she lives with her husband and two children. In addition to being a member of the Allied Arts Council, Susan belongs to the St. Albert Painters’ Guild and the Colored Pencil Association of America.
Susan employs many different mediums, with coloured pencil and graphite pencil being her main focus over recent years. She finds the telling of a visual story on paper to be immensely rewarding, be it the unconcealed emotion on a child’s face or the subtle textures of fabric or grass. The stories she chooses to draw often express her fascination with people, animals, and the way that the beauty of nature can lend majesty or poignancy to even the smallest of everyday events.