Susan Nastasic earned her BA in Studio Art from Furman University. She began her creative career as a set decorator in film in Atlanta. She then taught at the Schenck School in Atlanta for several years after earning a BA in Teaching. She went on to work as an art director at Young and Rubican Advertising Agency in NYC in the 90's.
Craving nature, Susan moved to Lake Chatuge in Hayesville, NC and wrote The Galaxy Diner while caring for her first son. After moving to Highlands, NC, she was inspired by children as she taught children's art at The Bascom Fine Art Center for ten years, along with teaching Yoga and exercise.
After writing The Bite of the Cat Bench and The Kudzu Cafe, Susan earned her Interior Design license from New York Institute of Art and Design and is a member of Design Society of America. She enjoyed working as design assistant under Toby West in Cashiers, NC. Ann Sullivan, kitchen designer extraordinaire, took Susan under her wing and trained her to be a kitchen and bath designer.
Susan opened Susan Elizabeth Interiors in 2016. She has continued painting and growing as an artist through each exciting life experience. Her fun and light filled art echoes her life.