More than just a likeness – portraits with Life!
Go to my galleries to see portraits I have created for clients.
Multiple times Winner of Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards in Arts
Your portrait will look like your pet , but will be more lifelike , 3D and colourful than the photo.
‘It was by the greatest fortune imaginable that I found Sue Linton via an internet search.
There are many artist to choose from but there was something about the quality of the portraits she’d painted and showed as examples that captivated me.Every animal’s eyes were different. I saw the personality emerging from the various paintings even when the breeds were the same. I knew I had stumbled upon someone who was truly gifted.
When my portrait of Jessie arrived I was speechless. How could someone who had never met my dog capture her so perfectly? ‘Leigh
‘A photo freezes a moment while a painting touches hearts!’
Have you ever been caught up in the moment and taken a photo of your pet or horse and when you have looked at it later it just doesn’t capture them?
My portraits recapture the magic!
How do I do it?
Photos are very two dimensional and if you have a black or white dog you know how hard it is to get a decent photo of them- they either come out a white or black blob!
When you look at your pet you don’t take in every detail or hair. You focus in on what’s important to you – their soulful eyes, expression and character. This focus and emotional connection is lost in a photo.
I make their expression , eyes , nose , ears or gestures foremost and downplay the rest. By subtle methods I also make them three dimensional and put any background where it belongs ..in the background , not centre stage!
When you look at your portrait you will once again feel that emotional connection but now it is captured for a lifetime of enjoyment.
I don’t often show reference photos as I often use many photos to create your perfect portrait. Your portrait will look like your pet but it may not look exactly like the original photo.
The original reference photo
The finished Oil portrait
My Pastel or Oil portraits range from a head portrait with a simple colored background to large complicated portraits created from multiple photos.
Your portrait can be supplied unframed or framed so all you have to do is plan the unveiling!
“My father is such a hard person to buy for but I think it’s something that touched his and all our hearts. Thanks for making it happen! We can’t sing you enough praise!!”
‘WOW Oh my Gosh that is amazing, that’s is so her. We love it. Thank you so much.
All I can say is WOW!’
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We were So lucky we took them straight away as she had to be put down the following week.
‘He is gunna love it forever!’ Candice
I made Staff look younger so now the portrait will bring a lifetime of memories of the good times they had together..