Susan Giles Ireton is a 1982 cum laude graduate of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She holds a Bachelors in Art and Education. Upon graduation she entered the commercial art field, and was employed at Charles A. Stevens, Chicago, Illinois; Snitz Manufacturing, East Troy, Wisconsin; and lastly supervising the in-house Communication Center of YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee.
Prior to and while in college, Susan won awards at the South Milwaukee Art Fair and the annual Racine Art Guild Show. She has had commissioned work for portraits and her pottery. Besides art in private collections in the United States, Susan has art hanging in a private collection in Japan and several family collections in Germany.
Presently Susan does some commercial art for the company she and her husband own, but fine arts is her main concentration. She served for two years as the President of the Beaver Valley Artists and has actively participated in the group. Her art can be seen at the Sawmill Art Center, Cook Forest, Pennsylvania, as well as fairs and show around Western Pennsylvania. Susan also teaches art and pottery at the Merrick Art Gallery and Free Museum, New Brighton, Pennsylvania and pottery at the Center for Creative Arts Expression in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.