Michi Susan was born in Tokyo, Japan, and knew when she was five years old that she wanted to be an artist. Fortunately, her parents nourished her interest and talent. She was educated at Japan’s Women’s University and Hosei University, continued her studies in the United States, and has visited major European art centers. An Oklahoman for 27 years, Susan is an award winning artist who is recognized internationally.
Susan considers all of her work to be landscapes—everything is landscape including the people, places, ideas, and experiences. Susan said, “I express myself through my paper, and I hope people enjoy my work. Everyone interprets art differently and it speaks to people in many ways. If you feel a certain way from somebody’s painting, that’s it. That’s what it is.” She has become less concerned with making a philosophical statement with her art through the years.