A Bit About Sue...
& Artist Sue Krehbiel
and artist Sue Krehbiel grew up Sue Gilliland on a central Ohio grain
and livestock farm. The youngest of 5 children, her summers were filled
with farm chores and 4-H livestock projects for the county fair. While
visiting an older brother during his employment with a custom harvesting
crew, she fell in love with the western flavored lifestyle here in
Kansas. In 1983 she moved to Inman KS and shortly thereafter married
auctioneer Kevin Krehbiel. Today she resides on the couple’s rural
Inman farm with
love of the simple cowboy life and of rodeo greatly influences her style
of cowboy art. Many hours spent working cattle and checking fences from
horseback and helping with their teams of Belgians are reflected in her
sculptures and drawings.
Sue has studied under noted sculptor Mehl Lawson, and under celebrated pencil artist Carrie Ballantyne. Numerous art and sculpting classes at Hutchinson Junior College have helped hone her unique western style of sculpture and graphite drawings. Her favorite subjects are children in cowboy and western settings, livestock, especially draft horses and mules, and the simplistic cowboy life in general.