Sue Rother attended U.C. Davis, where she studied under Wayne Thiebaud and others. Further education included Art Center College of Design and The Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where she has been teaching for 11 years. For 25 years, Sue painted and drew as an illustrator for clients such as: Disney, Bank of America and Williams Sonoma, Gallo Wines and hundreds of various corporations and publishers nationwide. She has also exhibited at the American Museum of Illustration in New York.