Dr. Susan McMinn is an award winning professional artist with a PhD in fine art. She has over 10 years of art teaching and tutoring experience, having taught both privately and at CEB Bendigo. McMinn has tutored university students in essay writing and supervised visual arts post graduate students. Her exhibition experience spans over ten years, having shown at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance, Jewish Museum of Australia and at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square. Susan’s works are held in collections both in Australia and Britain. Vietnam” my painting is inspired by items from the collection held at the Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Museum. This image relates to the Vietnam War. Objects including a map and a souvenir are represented in the form of a still life.