Susan Hardy's prints and paintings are inspired by natural environments around the world. Using a series of technical processes including pochoir, solar plate etching, drawing and painting, the works examine horizons and roads as well as nuances of texture within the landscape. In earlier work, Hardy was influenced by her involvement with human rights projects in Africa. The artist has helped to set up art programs in refugee camps sponsored by UNICEF and is the co-author of a book entitled Our People O, stories of Nigerian citizens, funded by The Ford Foundation.
Susan Hardy attended the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, and the American University, Washington, DC. Hardy graduated magna cum laude in 1974 from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore.