Susan Worthington b. Stratford, New Zealand 1944.
S USAN COMPLETED A Dip.A.Hons with Distinction at Whitecliffe Art School, majoring in Landscapes and Fibre. She read English and Art History after which she completed a teaching Diploma. She taught for many years. She studied Botanical Illustration at West Dean College, Kew Gardens and earned the Diploma in Botanical Painting at The English Gardening School, gaining a Distinction. In June 2004 the New Zealand Postal Service used six of her paintings depicting New Zealand bred garden flowers on an issue of stamps, including the First Day Cover. Her paintings are held in important collections including The Royal New Zealand Navy Museum, The New Zealand Army Museum, The Royal Horticultural Society, Ashmolian Museum in Oxford and Clarence House, London.
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