Susan Windle Puelz was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska where she continues to reside. She received her B.F.A. in art from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1980 and her M.F.A in painting from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1984.
From 1984 to 2004 Ms. Puelz was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art in watercolor, art history, design and drawing at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She has also been a visiting artist at Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, Arizona State University, and Bellevue University, Omaha.
Since 1985 Ms. Puelz has participated in thirty-five group exhibitions including, "100 years of Nebraska Women Artists, 1890-1990," Great Plains Art Museum, University of Nebraska, "Midwest Landscape as Subject and Symbol," Sioux City Art Center, and "Living Artists of Nebraska," Warsaw, Poland.
Major awards have come from Watercolor U.S.A, Art Quest, The Mid America Arts Alliance, Taos National Honors Exhibition, National Watercolor Society, and the Museum of Nebraska Art.
Her work is featured in "Plain Pictures: Images of the American Prairie," Joni L. Kinsey. She illustrated the covers for "Refuge at DeSoto Bend," Salmon Publishing, and "Natural Bridge: A journal for Contemporary Literature," University of Missouri.