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Looking for artist information

Robert Kellum

CGF, Certified Grumble Framer
I am looking for information, and more works, by artist Sue Parkhill.

I purchased a really nice seascape (oil on canvas - 24x36) in 1989. To date, all of my attempts to locate information or more of her work online have been dead ends.

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might help to know location where it was purchased, from dealer or flea market, etc, maybe even post a pic or 2 to get the ideal/feel of the artist???????

Robert Kellum

CGF, Certified Grumble Framer
I purchased the painting from "Collectors Corner" in April 1989, in southern California. The quality is very good, and it is one of the better seascapes that I have seen (thats why I bought it). This is all I know of it. It has been hanging in our livingroom for 18 years, and we recently reframed it and got curious about the artist and seeing more of her work.


SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
per my appraisal resources - she is not a listed artist.

She was listed in Art Business News artist index in 2002

Sue Parkhill -- Artistic Expressions Ltd
Sue Parkhill -- Leisure Gallery

Robair Vonheck

Grumbler in Training
NOTICE: "APB" seeking the elusive artist- 'Sue Parkhill'

-Well, not to- :bdh:, -but i am an alumni of ArtCenter-college of Pasadena, and also purchased a wonderful oil-painting by the elusive Oregon artist ms.Sue'Parkhill circa/1985-90 from a booth at some So.Calif. Tradeshow, --most of the artwork on display was run-of-the-mill, --but hanging-up as their crowning-glory was this one absolutely thrillingly brilliant 2'x3'-seascape, which captured a tumultuously stormy-sea so masterfully that i just had to have it for under $500.oo! Accordingly, i am now going to try and post a picture of it here for all posterity... :help:


Joe B

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
That is beautiful - wish I could see more of her paintings.


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i also have one of "sue parkhill " oil painting that my mother in law bought it in 1986 i was wondering if anybody can tell me how much this one cost now .........


Paul N

In Corner

You can do 2 things:

1- Look on eBay and see how much they're going for (that' will give a VERY rough estimate)

2- Go and see a professional art appraiser (best thing to do for such a purpose).

Welcome to the Grumble and it would be nice if you'd complete your profile; Grumblers don't like communicating with unknowns.

Art Guard

Grumbler in Training
I'm sorry to be a grumbler, but I'll bet that Sue Parkhill is but a nom' de plume'. These paintings are similar in style and content to a large market of generic paintings that are being imported and sold here in the states. I've seen them at shops on 42ed St. here in NYC as well as Miami and LA. I'm not saying that you shouldn't appreciate them... just don't overpay for them or expect them to have any resale value. Only my opinion folks... Scott Richter, prof. Cooper Union School of Art


CGF, Certified Grumble Framer
I agree.........

I also agree with Art Guard. I was once given some sage advice. You should collect what you like, not what you think will appreciate in value.

Art, first and foremost, is for viewing, not an investment tool. If it works out the latter, all the better, but............



Grumbler in Training
This same oil painting I found today with the name Sue Parkhill in lower right corner. I thought it was an original until I looked at the picture above.. did she do several almost identical at the same time? The one I saw today was purchased at a used furniture store for $300 in the late 80's. It is now on the wall of an 88 year old male's home in Pleasant Grove Utah


Grumbler in Training
This is my first post on this site - I also have a Sue Parkhill but mine has an old shipwrecked what I take as a pirate ship. I paid $20 for it at the Goodwill and I love it. I have it hanging above my couch. I agree, her work is beautiful and I feel I was very fortunate to find this painting.

Bob Hill

Grumbler in Training
Another Sue Parkhill fan

I've had a Sue Parkhill since around 1999 which I bought in Irvine, CA at a Collectors art show. Missed out on the first one I viewed which had a small island in the distance, but fortunately found one at a later show with a lighthouse. It's a larger size is 2' X 4'. I also have one painted in 1988 that is about 20" x 30" I bought on ebay a couple of years ago. It has a couple of seagulls but it is much lighter and very hard to get a decent photograph.

Really enjoy seeing the posts that have pictures attached.
Would love to see that one with the shipwreck.



Grumbler in Training
Sue Parkhill

I purchased the painting from "Collectors Corner" in April 1989, in southern California. The quality is very good, and it is one of the better seascapes that I have seen (thats why I bought it). This is all I know of it. It has been hanging in our livingroom for 18 years, and we recently reframed it and got curious about the artist and seeing more of her work.
Did you ever get your answer? I thought Sue Parkhill was a man (Asian American) I'm looking for that painting myself. saw it at a Merrill Chase gallery but now out of business. Would love to get it


MGF, Master Grumble Framer
But that was only when he was a boy named Sue.
Are you now saying he painted when he was a boy? OK, sorry, that was bad. I just had to put my 2 cents in the conversation!


Grumbler in Training
I have a beautiful painting by Sue Parkhill that I might be willing to part with.

It is a seascape with beach and mountains and measures 24" X 36".

not sure what it's worth?


True Grumbler
hey---I am going to ask a good Southeby's trained art/antique dealer in my small town i have known for yrs--we are friends---and a retired art history professor I am good friends with. If they answer me in a timely fashion, i will get back to you. I hope i can be of some help to you.


Grumbler in Training
Hi there,

I am interested in seeing an image of your Sue Parkhill and am interested in buying it. Please let me know if you still have the painting. Many thanks.




True Grumbler
Looking for artist's information

Hello Robert,
My dear friend and Art history professor - emeritus and collector/appraiser wrote back to me. Here was his response:

"Alas, an artist named Sue Parkhill has never made it into the resale market. You probably have already Googled her name. I am going to try it. Where artists have not made this resale market, I have to set the maximum hard market value of such works at $500, unless I have evidence that they sell steadily at some higher price.

Actually, Parkhill can be Googled to a point, indicating she has a presence in the art world, so information about her should be somewhere, if someone took the time. However, what I said about her market value still stands."

---my own experience ---depending on how beautiful the art is, i would say it is worth what someone is willing to pay for it if they find it beautiful. Could be in the range of 900. or a bit more -- not unreasonable for a good artist's painting.


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Sue Parkhill Painting

Just wanted to add to the posts with my sue parkhill painting 20X24. Lovely seascape.



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To Baygoods, I know this thread is very old bit I'm looking for a Sue Parkhill Painting. Please let me know if you still have one available. Thank you!!!
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