Susan Sex was born in Dublin in 1947. She is a self-taught artist who was interested in wild flowers. She has close ties with the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin. She has painted a number of their tropical orchids.
She had a solo exhibition in the National Botanic Gardens which sold out in 1996.
Sex has an interest in Irish orchids.
She has also published a book with Brendan Sayer on Wild Irish Orchids.
Sex also designed the postage stamp collection of the Wild Flowers Of Ireland and 4 native trees for the Flora and Fauna series in 2006 for An Post.