My name is Susan Harmon. I was born and lived much of my life in Chicago. I hold a BFA, Painting, from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and another BFA, Graphic design, from The University of Illinois. I received my MFA degree from Georgia Southern University, and I spent one year working on a Ph.D. in Studio Art at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. I received a generous fellowship to pursue my Ph.D. art research at The Julia and David White art residency in Costa Rica. I am an Abstract Expressionist painter. My work is large, typically 12’x5’. I work on unstretched and unprepared canvas, on the floor or wall. My works are informed by books; stories about women who have suffered trauma and their road to recovery. Recently I was awarded a commission to complete 5 murals for the city of San Marcos, 60’ long and 20’ tall. The University of Central Oklahoma chose 5 of my artworks to use for their costumes for the play, Trojan Women 2, April 2019. Lastly, I teach art courses at Northern Marianas College on the island of Saipan. Currently, I teach art courses online. I am married for 40 years and have 4 sons.