Susan Hanssen, NWS, AWS


Susan Hanssen has been an award-winning painter for several years and is well known in South Florida for her unique and exciting work. In 2008, seventeen paintings from her striking Sheep Series were exhibited at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Currently her work is represented by JFGallery in West Palm Beach and housed in private collections. 


Susan is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. She has taught numerous workshops across Florida and recently in Florida and New Mexico with her sister Nancy Frost Begin, who is also a practicing Artist. Susan teaches throughout the Fort Lauderdale area, primarily in watercolor and gouache. 

Prior to pursuing her dream of painting, Susan had a highly successful career in Advertising after graduating from Syracuse University. Her experience included ten years in New York at JWT and Lintas Worldwide, followed by eighteen years in Denver and Dallas as an Art Director in various agencies.