Susette Cheshier has been drawing since age eight and oil painting since age fourteen. In the early 1980's she studied pastel painting with Doris Jean Colvin and in 1998 she received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from The University of Washington where she studied under professors Norman Lundin, Edward Przechowski, Karen Ganz and Robert Jones. In 2002 she received an Art Education Teaching Certificate from Central Washington University. Since 2006 she has been teaching art education to grades seven through twelve, drawing, painting, arts/crafts. Currently, she is devoting more time to her love of pastels, painting clouds, trees, landscapes and abstract subject matter.