Susan Brown was born in 1957 in Copiague, New York and for many years has lived in Sayville, New York. Diagnosed with autism as a young child, she began drawing prodigiously at five and was encouraged by her father, an engineer, her mother, a chemist, and her aunt, a sculptor. Brown first painted her characteristic grid-like drawings on cardboard in the 1980’s while working as a dishwasher at Friendly’s where cardboard packing was readily available. Her work reflects her eclectic interests in portraiture, transportation, and landscapes. Brown has been featured on a CBS Sunday Morning show segment on Outsider Art, and in publications such as Envision Folk Art Magazine, Out of Art and Brut Force. She has been attending the Pure Vision Arts studio since its inception in 2002. Always a popular artist at outsider exhibitions in The United States and abroad, her work is included in numerous corporate, private and museum collections.