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The Art of Sue Vineyard

Big Sky, Small Light House by Sue Vineyard

Versatile Door County artist Sue Vineyard will display her latest oil paintings throughout July at the UU Gallery. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Sunday, July 10, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The public is invited.

For decades Vineyard has been known for her architectural renderings of homes and Door County landmarks as well as for her own unique “StoryArt” which she created for children. Simultaneously, she pursued a professional career in human services as a trainer and author of twenty-four books.

When she retired four years ago, Vineyard was challenged by artists Diane Rath and Bonnie Paruch to take up oil painting. Painting is now her passion, which has led to being named “Artist in Residence” at the Sister Bay gallery, Domicile, where all three of her art forms are permanently available.

The nearly twenty oil paintings Vineyard will display at the UU Gallery focus on her love of Door County, the sky, the land and the sea-scapes as seen from her cherished home near Sturgeon Bay.  Vineyard asks, “What better place to open the window to the soul?”

Vineyard is a graduate of Western Illinois University in art education, with continuing studies at Indiana’s Ball State University, North Carolina’s Campbell Folk School, and Door County’s The Clearing Folk School and Peninsula Art School. She continues to study with mentor Bonnie Paruch.

The UU Gallery is located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim. Gallery hours are 1-3 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and 11am-12:30 pm Sunday.