Susan LeVine was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee where her love of nature was first ignited. A passion for art led her on a journey that began with a year of study in Italy where she was immersed in the beauty of artistic expression and the romance of the Italian culture. Susan was a self-taught artist prior to moving to Santa Barbara. Her paintings of birds and trees are probably the greatest expression of her love of nature,
Always inspired by the beauty of nature, her pieces reflect a desire to encourage an appreciation for nature, As the artist of Uccellino, Inc (which means little bird in Italian) for the past eighteen years she has designed inspirational products that sell all over the world. Most of these designs come from making something for someone in her life or for her own need to be inspired. Susan's designs were made from the desire to uplift the spirits of others and share a sense of wonder and celebration of life. She has also licensed her designs and verse to such companies as Recycled Paper Greetings and Creative Co-op. Susan has sold designs for book illustrations, covers, and logo designs.