Susan Oomen was born in Smith Falls, Ontario. She has a Bachelor of Art Education from Queens University and a Bachelor of Education from York University.
Oomen is known for her oil paintings of cottage scenes and canoes. Her painting technique creates a sense of movement in her works, emulating the never-ending minute movements and ripples in nature. In doing so, Oomen’s works evoke a sense of tranquility.
Oomen has exhibited her work in numberous exhibitions in Ontario. Her work is also held in numerous privatre collections in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Oomen now lives in Utopia, Ontario, where she has lived since 1993.