Sue Tushingham McNary
Visual Arts: Painting
About the artist:
Sue Tushingham-McNary is a familiar name to art collectors who have discovered the tranquility, warmth and sensitivity of her work. She has become one of Southern California's most widely collected and respected artists. Hundreds of her pieces sail the seas worldwide in the wardrooms, captain's and admiral's cabins, and dining facilities of navy ships. Corporate headquarters, hotels, restaurants, banks, and hospitals have added Sue's work to their collections. Many of her originals are included in the collections of several cities, as well as the National Archives in Washington DC.
Sue has painted professionally since 1965. She began formal art training in Collingswood, NJ and graduated with an art degree from Columbia College in Columbia, MO. After several years of studying with respected artists both in the United States and abroad, she spent a year of intensive training at Michigan State University and established a solid artistic reputation during three years in New York.
In 1972, Sue moved to San Diego where she served four years on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Art Institute and was appointed to a five year term on the San Diego County Arts Council.
In 1983, she opened the Sue Tushingham-McNary Art Gallery in the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, CA. She continues to show her work in art shows in the United States and Japan.
Sue's work reflects a special merger of mature artistic talent and technical skill. With her sensitive perceptions, she gives us a permanent record of beauty and worth that endures Sue's works are also in the private collections of Prince Charles, Mike Douglas and Dr. Robert Schuller, etc.