Susan Elking Grabar

Landscape PhilosophySusan Elking Grabar graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Horticulture and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts. She assisted Dr. David Creech establish SFA's arboretum as one of the top university arboretum's in the country. Her MFA thesis project entailed the design and construction of a site specific sculpture garden on the SFA campus known as the "Elking Environment". The rock garden contains 150 tons of limestone and contains native and adaptive plants throughout. It presents an excellent example of how gardening and art can mix to form a beautiful project in a seemingly natural setting.

Expressions by Susan was formed after Susan graduated Stephen F. Austin in 1995. Our initial focus was on interior plant maintenance. Today, Susan and her husband, Mario Grabar, are involved in the design, installation and maintenance of large commercial, residential and urban landscapes.

We continue to grow as an environmentally sensitive designers and landscape artists. Fully aware of the native ecosystems in which our designs are incorporated, Susan became a certified landscape professional in 1999. As such, she is dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within our local communities.

Honor our Nation's Veterans

The United States Department of Labor extends its sincere gratitude to Expressions by Susan for its contribution to honor our Nation's Veterans.