Susi Sweeney was born in Berlin, Germany in 1972, a city that was still surrounded by the Berlin Wall. Her parents had escaped to the west in 1961 when the wall was built, leaving their parents and siblings behind. This family separation was forever present in her childhood. She often wondered how the human heart could create a physical wall which at the same time was a symbol of the wall around our hearts. Her early hunger for finding answers to her suffering took her in later life on a journey to Africa and then to India to study Yoga and Ayurvedic Medicine.
All of her Art is an expression of the many feeling parts within and its observed tender nature. She hopes to reflect this inspiration to others so they too can feel deeply into their own heart reality and find a place of care to rest their busy mind and souls.
For the past 23 years, Susi has lived in Australia where She has raised three children as a sole parent. The daily need to be present and engaged with these beautiful beings has inspired Susi to continue to be open, soft, receptive, innocent and playful when the many challenging times in life were clouding the possibilities for endless joy. The urge to paint comes with the quiet place she finds by pushing fingers or brush over the canvas or paper. There is a gentle healing alchemy in her creating.