Sue Kibbe's Art Gallery

A resident of Southport since 1998 and a lifelong advocate of Maine since her first visits to her Grandparents' summer home as a child, Sue's love of Maine has allowed her to pursue her artistic license in virtually every media while both painting and teaching. A graduate of the Cleveland Art Institute and Western Reserve University, she is an active member of numerous art organizations including the American Society of Marine Artists, the Portrait Society of America and the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society.


Information About Sue Kibbe

"The more you experience the thrill of painting from life, the more addicted you become. I try to let my enthusiasm translate into both my painting and teaching. Classic romantic realism with a healthy serving of impressionism has become for me the best way of extolling and sharing the beauty of God's world"

"With my paintings, I try to observe the visual truths of a subject by looking beyond its representational aspect and imparting my own interpretation of the beauty and grace indigenous to the subject. My works is, in part, returning to the classic style and beauty of romantic realism and is, in truth, a product of an incurable romantic."

Locally Sue is a Board member and teacher in the Boothbay Region Art Foundation and serves on the Lincoln Arts Foundation Board of Directors. She exhibits at the Art of the Sea Gallery in South Thomaston, Saltwater Artists of Pemaquid and the Boothbay Region Art Gallery. Professional honors include a National Gold Medal Award from Grumbacher in 1996 and being selected as the 1999 Artist of the Year by the Kennebec Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association.