Sue Gombus is an award-winning
pastel artist as well as an award-winning public school teacher.
Her love of wildlife and art, along with her commitment to education,
has developed into a deep desire to work in support of the wildlife
and wild places that she loves, and to educate the planets
future caretakers through conservation education programs.
Sue first became involved
in conservation efforts after a weekend trip to the San Diego
Wild Animal Park. While participating in a cheetah run safari
she learned about the status of the worlds fastest land
animal. Conservationists at the park explained that the cheetah
had a 50% chance of becoming extinct within the next 15 years.
Sue was astounded by this information and knew it was time to
act. Shortly thereafter she was selected by the Cincinnati Zoo
and Miami University to participate in a field study at the Cheetah
Conservation Fund in Namibia, Africa with renowned conservationist
Dr. Laurie Marker.
Since that time Sue has traveled
extensively on behalf of her art and conservation projects and
has had the good fortune to spend time with some of the worlds
foremost wildlife artists and conservationists. She has painted
with John and Suzy Seerey-Lester, studied wolves with Jan Martin
McGuire and traveled to Kenya with John Banovich.
Hayward House Studio
2206 E. 73rd Ave.
with fawn in Minnesota
Sue with orphan elephant in Nairobi, Kenya
At children's center Kangundo, Kenya