Susan Painter is from Decatur, Georgia, near Atlanta, and she always knew she wanted to an artist.
“I was always interested in art. I took lessons as a young girl and in high school, drawing and painting,” she says.
Susan met her husband, Rick, in college. He's a landscape architect, and the couple moved around the country, following his career, eventually landing in Jacksonville.
Although she earned a teaching certificate in college, she hadn’t used it. She came to schools in a different way.