In addition to ongoing private portrait commissions for international clientele and pro bono work for charities and foundations. Susan has done illustrations and paintings for such clients as McDonald Charities, Los Angeles Childrens Hospital, NBC Television, Reader’s Digest, Maranatha! Music,  National Medical Home Care, and Memorial Hospital Long Beach, California, as well as illustrated two books for the Seventh Day Adventists Church Pine knoll Publications authored by Graham Maxwell.  In 2014, Susan did a photography and digital compositing project for Tim's Real Easter Basket Grass, a division of the Vermont Hay Company. She has done Pro Bono work for North Country Hospital, The Morgan Church, Coventry Town Foundation, QNEK Theatre Company and the Haskell Opera house

Susan Kelley Harkey, also known as Susan Kelley and Susan Checkal Kelley, completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Northern Arizona University, with a minor in Art. She received her Master of Arts Degree in Drawing and Painting at California State University, Long Beach, California.

Susan's graduate and postgraduate studies included work in Portraiture, Illustration, Industrial Design Rendering and Graphic Design. Her Master’s degree included a semester special studies in Portraiture in The Tate Gallery in London, National Portrait Museum in London, the British Museum in London and the Scottish National Gallery.

Currently her original paintings supporting the Farm to Table movement may be seen at the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center. Susan lives in Northern Vermont with her husband, Kevin Harkey, a cartoonist. 


Susan Kelley Harkey