Thank you for letting your Wild Heart lead you here....

SusanneIles.com is about the creation of fine art, passionate living, and helping you free your wild heart by showing you that it's possible to transform each day into an adventure.

Are you tired of feeling trapped by the day to day grind?

Do you yearn to find the passion and adventure hidden in our world?

Does your wild heart desire freedom and change?

I believe we have the opportunity to move away from our feelings of resignation and complacency by learning, creating and exploring. SusanneIles.com is about making those opportunities happen. 


The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.
— Alan Alda

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My name is Susanne Iles...

and I am a fifty-something year old symbolist artist, alchemist, writer, and adventurer in the making.

As some of you may know, I had my life's work stolen from me. We're talking about 30 + years of artwork, journals, tools, books and personal items. The idea of starting from scratch at my age was quite the blow to my self esteem. Add to the chaos a family tragedy, and having half of my family living on the other side of the planet. You can well imagine the stress. I was reeling and felt bewildered, angry, and sad. How easy it would have been to throw up my hands and become a couch potato.

Then I discovered my superpower...

...I have a restless, wild heart.

I've been a professional artist, illustrator and writer for over thirty years. I've been interviewed on radio programs, written articles for some wonderful magazines, and have shown in international fine art exhibitions. I know how to handle a chainsaw, rebuild an engine, bake bread, and knit a sweater.

My heart reminded me that the world is a beautiful place and there is so much to see and do. It made me realize that there is a certain amount of freedom in becoming the Phoenix, while seeing, doing, and exploring each day with a fresh set of eyes. 

I'm ever the curious child and am not afraid of trying new things. 

Please join me as I journey around the world, explore new ideas, go adventuring, and create artwork. 

Take my hand, and we will follow our wild hearts into worlds known and unknown.


You were wild once. Don’t let them tame you.
— Isadora Duncan