Sue Swinand is primarily a painter with a preference for water media. Although her work is usually abstract, the structures and forms of nature are a big influence for her.
Sue was graduated, magna cum laude, from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia with a BFA in Painting. She was awarded a Sartain Fellowship, which allowed her to travel and study in Europe following graduation. When she returned, she attended the Barnes Foundation for two years, where she studied the Philosophy and Appreciation of Art.

Sue taught studio classes at the Worcester Art Museum for more than 25 years and visual communications, design and painting at Clark University. She currently teaches painting at Wellesley College Greenhouses.
She has exhibited widely on the east coast including one person shows at Woodmere Art Museum, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Vorpal Galleries NYC, Arden Gallery in Boston, the Berman Museum at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania and the Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA.
She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society.