The complexities of working in oil infinitely challenge and delight Sue Gilkey. Her work is observational, expressive, and intuitive. “The painting process for me, is a meditation on the aesthetics of the subject I’m observing. I am always interested in developing a painting that will connect to the viewer and evoke a sense of shared experience.”
Growing up in New Jersey, Gilkey studied with a well-known local artist. She completed her BFA in Painting at The University of New Hampshire, followed by post-graduate work at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has studied Tonalism and pursues a traditional approach to painting, striving to combine an emotional element along with direct observation.
Gilkey has exhibited in major shows, receiving awards at Greenhouse Gallery Salon International, American Artist Professional League, and The Guild of Boston Artists. She is represented by Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA, The Killarney Art Gallery, Killarney, Ireland, and Cleo, in Kenmare, Ireland. Gilkey is an artist member of The Salmagundi Club, NY, NY.
Gilkey divides her time between her home in Stowe, VT and her sea side cottage in Ireland.
You can visit Sue's website to view more of her work here.