Susan Gillette grew up in Woodstock and Rhinebeck, New York in the 1960s. Born to a college professor she was surrounded by culture and beauty of the Hudson River Valley. Susan received her Bachelor of Fine Art from SUNY at Purchase under the tutelage of Antonio Frasconi and Murray Zimiles. She continued on to the School of Visual Arts for her Master of Fine Art (without dissertation) and Art Education. Her education was punctuated by employment at many magazines as an illustrator. After teaching art at Washington Irving High School in lower Manhattan, and Saint Mary’s Grade School in Yonkers, New York, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona.
Once in Phoenix she was hired as a printmaker/designer at Phoenix Art Group until she branched out on her own in 1997. Since that time her work has been offered through galleries in LA, Seattle, Phoenix, New York, Canada and the UK. Susan has worked in multiple mediums often combining printmaking, collage and painting. Her work ranges in size from 4” X 4” to 8’ x 12’. Susan currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband. They enjoy travelling and outdoor activities.
Sue's art is published under a few different names for copywriting and publishing purposes...Tony Wire, Susan Lorello, Susan Conti and Madelaine Morris.