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Sue C. Hughey

Contact info:
536 Tiara Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81507
p. 970-241-8024
herbystrange@optimum.net
http://www.suehughey.com

Areas of Concentration:

Drawing/Illustration
Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal, Children's Books
Writing
Fiction, Children's Books, Journalism
Painting
Oil, Acrylic

Affiliations:

Member of
Western Colorado Center for the Arts
Other: Page Peddlers (authors & publishers group)
Featured at
Other: Inside Out (writers critique group)

Biography & Artist's Statements

Sue C. (Strange) Hughey was born in Oklahoma and reared in Kansas. She was a Liberal Arts major at Wichita University, where her father was an art professor. Her mother was a poet and an elementary school teacher in Wichita.

After moving to Colorado with her husband Harold and two young sons, Sue worked for several Denver-area art studios and printing companies as a freelance artist and copywriter. She later opened her own graphic arts studio, which evolved into a mapping business, drafting maps for U.S.G.S., B.L.M. and other Governmental agencies.

During this time, Sue contracted with EPA to write and illustrate a booklet about the environment, which was distributed to millions of school children in the U.S. and  Canada.  Sue also wrote and illustrated a series of educational “map posters,” which had a large school market.

The coin she designed for Colorado’s Centennial, through an act of Congress, became the first commemorative medallion ever minted in a U.S. mint (in Denver). She also designed Colorado’s commemorative Bicentennial coin, produced by the Franklin Mint.

Now retired and living in Western Colorado, Sue devotes her time to her first love, writing and illustrating. Her first Juvenile novel was published in 2009 and has already garnered three book awards: Finalist in the Juvenile category in both the Colorado Book Awards and Indie Excellence Awards, and second place in the Colorado Independent Publishers Association's EVVY Awards.

 

City of Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture

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