Susan Boone Durkee has painted many luminaries as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, former United States Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige, The Governor of South Dakota, Congressman Collins of Texas, Gloria Steinem for the M.S. Foundation, the CEO of UST, the CEO of Phillips Medical, the President of Bouvier Insurance, and the President of Standard Oil of Connecticut, besides many Heads of prestigious Preparatory Schools such as: Hotchkiss, Emma Willard and Choate.
An 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. A true New Englander, Susan is a direct descendants of some of the earliest families that settled in America in the mid-1600's.
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 legacy to be shared and honored generation after generation.
Her work is displayed in private and Institutional collections throughout the country and she has been featured on 4 Cable Television Shows, appeared in Fairfield Country Times magazine, The Artist Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Magazine, MSNBC Connecticut News, Ridgefield Magazine, Morris Media, The News Times, Signature Magazine, The Johns Hopkins Odyssey magazine, The Weston Magazine Group 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, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Connecticut Portrait Society, National Art Museum of Sport and Salmagundi Club.
Salmagundi Club of New York
Portrait Society of America
Artist Fellowship of New York
Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists
Oil Painters of America
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
Society of Daughters of Holland Dames