Susan Brabeau graduated with a teaching degree in math and science from Michigan State University. She shares the same passion to create as her great grandfather who was a stone sculptor from Germany. Brabeau is a wife, a mother, and devoted to the care of rescue animals and often portrays animals in her work. After 25 years of constant painting and exploring her craft, she now only sees a glimmer of what she can do as an artist. Hard times have made her search her heart for what is really important and how she incorporates this into her work.