Susan Frame is a painter, poet, published author, and teacher.
She is best known for her sumi-e work, which she has practiced for more than 30 years.
Her work features expressive flowers, landscapes, and abstract interpretations using combinations of ink, watercolor, mineral pigments, acrylic, rice paper, and canvas. She is a pioneer of vertical calligraphic brush writing in English, and integrates her American experiences into her use of Asian materials. She exhibits worldwide, with work included in museum and corporate collections.