Artist Profile: Remembering Susan

I attended the memorial service for a dear friend and talented artist last week, Susan Fitts.

Mrs. Susan was one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever known. She truly had a heart of gold. She was bright, joyful, encouraging, patient, humble, and giving. She was intentional, and she reflected Jesus so beautifully. She wasn’t judgmental or harsh. When you talked with her, you knew that she was fully listening and wanting to know and understand you. What a gift that is. She gave that over and over again to everyone she met and knew.

She had a faith like Moses, and as I listened to the message that described her so well, I thought, “What a life well lived. I could only hope to be remembered like that.”


I was honored when the family asked me to help with the programs for the service. They wanted to use some of her artwork throughout, and I thought it was the perfect idea.

I wanted to highlight a few of the pieces used to give you a glimpse of her work.

I love this watercolor that she painted. It is so peaceful and calm–it reminds me of her demeanor.



She was encouraging with words and truth from Scripture and frequently made detailed mini collages for cards.



She loved her Savior.

I adore this drawing she did of Jesus and a lamb. One of her sons said it well when he said that it captured her gentleness.





Inside: a collage of some of her collage cards.





I am honored to have known Susan Fitts, even for just a bit. I know that heaven is rejoicing to have her and that the Lord welcomed her with open arms.

This verse was read at the service, and I know it describes her entry into the gates:

Matthew 25:21

21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’





1 Comment

  1. Melissa 10/09/2013 / 11:47 am

    I’m sorry for your loss Sara Beth. What a beautiful tribute to her this is!

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