Susan Delprat grew up in a rich artistic environment.  Her family home overlooked Balmoral  and her childhood was spent in the water or on the beach.  Her father was artist Brian Gaston.  Brian had graduated and practiced as an architect having won the Medal of Distinction from his Alma Mater. He also trained to draw under Julian Ashton and later became well known as a distinguished master of watercolour. He was elected President of the Australian Watercolour Institute.

Her dedication to art, over several years, at The Julian Ashton Art School in The Rocks, resulted in her graduating with Diploma.   In the 1990s  she took on an administrative role at the School, working with her husband Paul Ashton Delprat, who has been the Principal since 1988.

The field of etching attracted Susan and she commenced her studies in the intricacies of that medium at the Warringah Printmakers workshop and exhibits regularly with that organisation. She has exhibited in the JAAS annual exhibitions and the Mosman 2088 exhibitions.  Susan also shows suites of her work as an exhibiting member of  The Mosman Art Society.

She has received an award from Mosman Council for bush care, and is a long term member of the volunteer bush care group at Wyargine reserve.

Susan is accomplished in fine drawing and the splendour of oil paint.  Currently her  practice is in the area of luminous hand coloured etchings.  The work on her website reflects her love of the Australian bush, particularly the harbour seen through trees and figures in the landscape.  She lives with her artistic family adjacent to Balmoral beach and much of her inspiration is drawn from her immediate locality.