BIO of Susan B. Durkee

Our sponsor and award winning artist, Susan works out of her spacious West Redding, Connecticut studio, The Lobster Pot, so named by Mark Twain, who owned the property at the turn of the century.

Susan has made art a lifelong commitment. To her, each portrait is an opportunity to express the unique spirit of each individual character. She believes a portrait is a cherished heirloom to be shared and enjoyed generation after generation. Susan takes pride in being primarily self-trained. She has painted since she was a small child and believes that both her unrelenting determination and intense studies of the Old Masters, particularly Valesquez and John Singer Sargent, have brought her the success she now enjoys.

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Susan graduated from Greens Farms Academy, attended the School of Fine Arts at Boston University, and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont. Her work is displayed in private collections throughout the country, and she has been featured on 4 Cable Television Shows, appeared in Fairfield Country Times magazine, The Artist Magazine, MSNBC Connecticut News, The News Times, Signature Magazine, The Johns Hopkins Odyssey Magazine and National Geographic. Susan has won awards and has participated in many prestigious Juried National Art Shows including: The Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, Connecticut Portrait Society, National Art Museum of Sport and Salmagundi Club.

Please click below to visit Susan’s website and learn more and view her artistic talent.

Award Winning Artist Susan B. Durkee