Susan Erskine-Jones began training as an artist in South Africa. She gained a distinction in printmaking at Natal Technikon before moving to Cape Town where she studied printmaking under Pippa Skotness at Micheallis University of Cape Town. Since moving to the UK she studied a further year at Amersham College, Buckinghamshire, concentrating on painting, for which she gained a distinction.
Susan continues to work in both printmaking and painting. She is inspired by her environment, although the early impressions and memories of the South African Cape still strongly influence her work.