In November I was contacted by Weston Magazine Group to feature my portraiture in their "Appraised and Approved" magazine section. What an honor! The Weston Magazine Group is a publisher of 14
upscale hyper-local regional luxury lifestyle magazines in the metro New York, Connecticut, Long Island and New Jersey Area. The article will come out in February 2015.
Below is a copy of the article with the enlarged text with easier reading below.
thataward-winning portraitartistSusanBooneDurkee has mastered.“Portraitureis all about
love andrespect. Oncethatcatchlightisperfectly placedintheeyes,theportraitcomesalive… forever…becomingacherishedheirloom.There isaspiritualnaturetoportraiture,themorethe artistis open and truthful, the more the portrait flows, almost like you're an instrument playing to capture the spirit and likeness."
Over her 25 plus years of commissioned portraiture, Susan has painted many famous individuals: Paul Newman, Mrs. Ban Ki-moon, New York Yankees legend, Mariano Rivera, former Supreme Court Judge, John Paul Stevens, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Malcolm Baldrige, and Congressman James Collins. She was recently commissioned by the prestigious preparatory school, Choate Rossemary Hall, to paint Phoebe Dey, the wife of a former headmaster.
“TheDeyfamily,alongwithpresent andfuture Choategenerations,shalleverbethebeneficiaries ofyouraccurateandsensitiveportrayal
ofdear Phoebe. And the most important tribute came from your subject's first reaction to seeing her portrait, "I could not be more pleased!" Charles F. Dey, former headmaster, Choate Rosemary Hall
A sampling of her past clients includes: UST Inc.,BaylorUniversityMedicalCenter,Standard OilofCT,JohnsHopkinsUniversity,ProFootball HallofFame,
withSusanissimple,shewillguideyoustepby step,throughallthedetails andconsiderations.
Susan’shomeandstudio,TheLobsterPot,islocated in Redding on property once owned (and named) by Mark Twain.