Born in 1964, Susan Baird is Sydney based painter and printmaker. In 2009, she visited Hill End, NSW and fell under the spell of the landscape, which she is now drawing upon for her work.
As a young artist in the ’80’s, she travelled extensively in Europe and lived and worked in Sardinia, Italy and the United Kingdom. During this period she became well known for her paintings of Sydney Harbour and its beaches. In ’92 she moved to New York City to study formally at The New York Studio School. Whilst living in New York she developed a major body of work, which resulted in two exhibitions in Sydney in ’93 and ’95. These paintings are now in collections in Australia and the USA.
In 2003, she moved her studio to East Sydney, which inspired a series of urban landscapes that were exhibited at Saatchi and Saatchi Sydney.