Sue Kahn (not to be confused with the other American painter, Susan Kahn) first knew she wanted to be a painter at a young age. With a mother as a painter, Sue grew up in a family with artistic goals. This nurturing led to many years of art classes until she eventually enrolled in college. However, Sue opted to major in Interior Design in college and soon parted ways with the institution after two years.
Though she found considerable success in the Interior Design world, with work published in House & Garden, Architectural Digest and LA Times Home Magazine, after many years of raising a family and pursuing a specific career, Sue decided it was time to return to her true calling.
And so, quitting a profession that had been quite good to her, Sue came back to painting and found that, in all the time she had spent away from it, her skill had not faded away. In fact, it had actually progressed in leaps and bounds. It was as if she was always painting in her head. With this flame re-lit, Sue enrolled in the California College of Arts & Craft.
During her second tour at college, Sue jumped feet first into the art world with a series of successful exhibitions from San Diego to France. She joined the prestigious San Francisco Women Artists group and received a Merit Award in 1995. And then in 1998, she took a break from painting and dropped off the scene.
During her ten year hiatus from public shows and events of her work, Sue never stopped painting. She's now ready to unleash a new collection of abstract oil paintings on a whole new audience.