Susan has painted since preschool. She remembers rushing in at age 3 to be the first to grab the easel and the luscious bright tempera paints. Tuning out the din of the class, she was in creative heaven. Susan earned a BA in Visual Studies and a Fifth Year Certificate in Art Education at the University of Vermont.

She immediately began teaching in Vermont which grew to a wonderfully rewarding 25 year career while she raised her two children. She was awarded Teacher of the Year in 1999 for her extraordinary abilities to connect with her students and colleagues. Always wondering about the west, Susan and her husband moved to Park City, Utah in 2007 where she became a full time painter. Susan has become very involved with the artistic community in Park City, joining the Park City Professional Artists' Association, the Kimball Art Center.

Susan tought art at The Park City Day School, a Pre-K through Grade 8 independent school in Park City, Utah, with a strong emphasis on arts education. As a state certified, award winning art teacher with 30 years experience, she has the talent to make art come alive for children. Painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, sculpture and clay are explored in her classes.

Susan accepts commission assignments. Studio visits to view her work are available by appointment.

E-mail - Susan Vaccaro Parker