Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Award winning Portrait artist Susan Boone Durkee

“THE ART OF PORTRAITURE IS MY LIFE LONG COMMITMENT.  I SEE EACH NEW PORTRAIT COMMISSION AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECORD FOR POSTERITY THE UNIQUE SPIRIT OF AN INDIVIDUAL, NOT ONLY FOR THE FAMILY, BUT FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.

A PORTRAIT IS A TIMELESS EXPRESSION OF LOVE AND HONOR”

 

 

 

An award winning artist, Susan Boone Durkee works out of her spacious Redding, Connecticut Studio,  The Lobster Pot, so named by Mark Twain who owned the property at the turn of the century.   Susan graduated from Greens Farms Academy, attended one year at the School of Fine Arts at Boston University, and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont. Primarily self trained, Susan has been painting commissioned portraiture for over 25 years and her work is displayed in many private and corporate collections throughout the country.

 

 Susan has been featured on four Cable Television Shows, and appeared in:  Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Fairfield Country Times, The Artist Magazine, The Weston Magazine Group, MSNBC Connecticut News, The News Times, Signature Magazine, Ridgefield Magazine, as well as the featured portrait artist in the Spring 2004 National Geographic article on Greenwich, Connecticut. In November 2010, Susan was honored to be interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR) to talk about her portraiture and her connection to Mark Twain.

 

 She has exhibited in many major national and international Juried Shows including:  The 19th Annual  National Oil Painters of America Show, American Women Artists National  Show, The National Art Museum of Sport Annual International Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport, and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Exhibition.  She won the 2011 Founders Award from National Art Museum of Sport International Show and top awards in The Connecticut Portrait Society’s Annual Juried Show, the 2010 President’s Award of Excellence, and the 2011   Margery Soroka Memorial Award, at the Salmagundi Club.  In 2013, Susan was awarded the Colonel George J. Moralis Award at the 117th Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Exhibition.

 Her past corporate clients and collections include:

 

U.S. Tobacco, Cancer Research Institute, Baylor University Medical

 Center, Johns Hopkins University, Pro Football Hall of Fame,

Southern Methodist University, United States Court of Appeals for

 the 7th Circuit, Choate Rosemary Hall Preparatory School, The Players Club,

 N.Y., Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, Post University, Mark Twain House                    

Greens Farms Academy, Ct., Standard Oil of Connecticut, The Mark Twain

Library, Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, The Lucille Lortel

 Foundation, Westport Library,                         

 

 Memberships:   Connecticut Society Portrait Artists,

Salmagundi Club, Artists Fellowship, Oil Painters of America,

 Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Club, Holland Dames

 

Contact Information

First Name: 
Susan Boone
Job Title/Position: 
Portrait and Fine Artist
Mailing Address: 
23 Mark Twain Lane
Redding, CT 06896
Physical Address: 
23 Mark Twain Lane
Redding, CT 06896
Last Name: 
Durkee
Phone: 
203-938-2760

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - Decorative Arts
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Exhibitions
Product Development Services
Professional Development / Training
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class