Susan Jespersen is an artist born in Central Florida, who lives in Jefferson, North Carolina, and is completing her bachelor degree in Fine Arts - Painting at Appalachian State University in 2018. Susan began painting in 2007 and has explored various approaches, settling on Lyrical Abstract Expressionism.
She researched many contemporary artists before being influenced by Zao Wou-Ki and Chu Teh-Chun, Chinese artists, who had stellar careers after moving to France to focus on Western oil painting mid-20th century.
Susan, with her husband Tom Truxal, traveled to China with the intention of incorporating Chinese ink painting techniques in her art. She plans to graduate in Spring, 2018.