Before retiring 25 years ago, Susan Mauney was a psychotherapist in private practice in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her continuing interest in psychiatry is now expressed by trying to capture mood and color with paint and paper. In 2003, she was elected to Signature Membership in the National Watercolor Society.
Susan paints everyday subjects using granulating watercolor paint to achieve subtle colors and textures. Mostly she paints in series: a subject is selected and she paints many different works in that theme.
Susan is largely self-taught but has completed more than 20 week-long workshops with nationally known artists.