Sue Tilley

Fine Art, Faux Finishing, Murals, Art Instructor, and Artist-in-Residence

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Sue Tilley


Sue Tilley, a life long artist, has been a resident of Durango, Colorado since 1983.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fort Lewis College, Durango, in 1991 with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art. Ms. Tilley has studied art in France, Italy and Spain. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature, where she was inducted into the Literary Honor's Society Sigma Tau Delta.

Her painting and sculptures are expressions of form. Since 1999, Ms. Tilley has carried her fine art talents in to the commercial arena, to create works of art on walls, including murals and faux finishes, in homes and businesses throughout the Four Corners. To date, Ms. Tilley has completed over eighty five murals or wall projects.

Her faux finishes create moods of subtle color but can also recreate the look and feel of plaster, rock, brick, limestone and marble. Her extensive works include distressed and stained wood, signs, painted furniture and floors.

Ms. Tilley has also been an art instructor for 15 years at San Juan College in Northwest New Mexico, and has taught at Pueblo Community College, in Southwest Colorado.

She teaches:


Figure Drawing


Art History

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Art for Elementary Teachers

Plein Air Painting

Ms. Tilley has also been an artist-in-residence in the Bisti Writing Program in Bloomfield, New Mexico School District.
Currently, Ms. Tilley is serving on the Aztec Museum Historical Mural Project Board.

Additionally, Ms. Tilley recently completed a large mural project at a local business new location, The Bunker,

4001 E. Main Street, Farmington, New Mexico.

The murals include a 20 ft wide American flag and a "Wall of Honor." Sue is the designer, supervisor and art director of this project as well as lead painter. The project took 3 and a half months to complete.


Sue Tilley has been featured in the Durango Herald 2006 Fall Home and Garden Publication.

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To learn more about Ms. Tilley's art work and teaching background, and how she can bring her talents to your project or classroom, email her at:

An article about Sue Tilley and her work on the Bunker murals

in the Farmington Daily Times, November 6, 2010

Sue Tilley ~ 970-769-0106 ~