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Sue Whitney


Sue Whitney lives in Barrington with her husband, Don. Her interest in art started in high school when her parents and teachers, recognizing her talent, enabled her to begin her years of studying art alongside her schooling, which continued later during her professional career. Early years were spent in watercolor but now oil is her media of choice. She has studied under many nationally recognized artists around the country, as well with local artists Frankie Johnson and Joan Hasselman.

Much of Sue’s life has been occupied with a career in the telecommunications industry, where, as Director of Software Engineering Technology at Motorola, she has traveled globally and extensively.  Combining this travel opportunity with personal travel has really enabled her to capture many interesting surroundings that are ideal for reference material in her paintings.

Outside of artwork, her interests also include activities that offer lots of subject matter for painting— growing her own vegetables, fruit, and yes, flowers. She is active in planning and leading rebuilding mission trips and fundraisers for her church.  She also enjoys annual backpacking trips on the back trails of Arizona …carrying food, water and sleeping on the ground in tents—best of all being surrounded with stunning surroundings.

Sue’s paintings are realistic impressionism….capturing the light effect of the moment. Creating tension using strong colors. Subjects are varied—from landscapes of sunny bungalows in the Florida Keys to an old mill in Greensboro, N.C.; a Lady Slipper flower in Pottawatomie State Park in Door Co.; and still life subjects of some of the onions she just harvested from the garden.

Sue is represented at the Cupola House Gallery in Egg Harbor, Door Co., Wisconsin.

She was featured in the Arts and Culture section of Country Magazine in Feb. 2019 that can be seen here: https://jwcdaily.com/countrymag/2019/02/05/telling-stories/

Check out her blog at:   suewhitneypaintings.blogspot.com or find her on ETSY and EBAY.

Her email is suewhitney@ameritech.net