The complexities of working
in oil infinitely challenge and delight Sue Gilkey.
Her painting work is observational, expressive, and intuitive.
It reflects her sense of the world around her and the world within.
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 with contemporary master, Dennis Sheehan.
Gilkey pursues a traditional approach to painting, striving to
the emotional power of tonalism 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.
Gilkey is an artist member of The Salmagundi Club in NYC and
The Copley Society of Art in Boston, MA.
Sue lives with her husband
and two sons on the Charles River in Millis, MA.
She teaches in her home studio as well as in workshops throughout