Susan Graber grew up in Connecticut, met her husband at George Washington University, in DC, and almost immediately moved to Beaufort, South Carolina. She taught math in a rural junior high, then spent two decades working as a real estate paralegal in her husband's office.
In the early 1990's she left her job to devote herself full-time to painting.
Studies began with an evening class at the Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC, then several classes at the Savannah College of Art and Design, GA, and various local and national workshops.
Graber began painting portraits in the 1990's. Since then she has completed over a hundred commissions, including portraits of doctors, judges and military officers.
Graber works from her Shed, a storage-shed-turned-studio next to her home in Port Royal, SC, and in her loft at the Eclipse Mill in North Adams, MA.