Susan Madsen is a Vancouver-based figurative artist. She has studied in Canada, Denmark, and the USA. She received her MFA in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle and has had a presence in the galleries there for many years. Her work is in collections in Europe, the USA, and Canada. Susan Madsen has sat on both the CARFAC BC (Canadian Artists' Representation/ Le Front des artistes canadiens) and CARFAC National Boards. She has taught oil painting and colour/pigment history and remains a passionate student of art history and its symbols. For numerous years, she worked as a set designer for Vancouver theatre and dance companies and she sat on the Jessie Richardson nominating committee. She is a long-time student of astrology and its history, and is an avid traveller.