Sue painting a demonstration painting
Sue painting the Bullocky Mural at Kurri
Sue painting a pet portrait in her studio

‘ I bring your photos to life in paintings that will touch your heart!’

 I’m an  award winning artist and business and I live in a rural environment at Quorrobolong near the Watagan Mountains in the Hunter Valley NSW.

I’ve been specialising in portraits of pets , people and animals for 18 years and I can provide a complete service from taking suitable photographs ( local enquiries ) , painting your  portrait or scene and finishing with a quality frame. All you need do to commission a painting is tell me your ideas.

My aim is to give you the best portrait possible – one that is better than your photo not just a likeness but with colour and life!

I create custom canvas’s and boards to best suit each portrait giving you maximum portrait and minimum background.If you would like your pet in a setting I will create the best shaped portrait to get the effect you are after.

I can custom frame your portrait so it is stunning and ready for the great unveiling!

You provide the photos and then just plan the great unveiling!

I paint all subjects in Pastel , Mixed Media  & Oil paint and my artworks are held in collections interstate and overseas.

You can purchase my original artworks direct from my website with Paypal. They all come with a 14 day satisfaction guarantee.

I  paint traditional oil landscapes with a delicate yet colourful style.

Do you have a place you love?

I can paint from suitable photos or if you are local I can come and take some or set up my easel and create your painting at your place!

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A bit more about me.

I’m a professional full time portrait artist who loves the outdoors , nature and animals.

I’ve been drawing animals since I was a child and people tell me I have a skill in capturing their essence. I feel I have a connection with nature and animals.

As well as horseriding  I love  bushwalking, sailing, kayaking, cycling and sailboarding .

I live on an acreage with my partner and about 100 semi tame kangaroos, and my horse Zeuss who I’ve had for 17 years.As a horse owner and rider who plays with dressage I know about horse anatomy and what’s desirable for a great portrait of both horse and rider.

Read more about Zeuss

Zeuss and I have had a rocky history.He used to buck me off regularly but this was good in a way as it got me interested in natural horsemanship ( groundwork) and getting lessons so I could better stay on!

It took a while but with some professional retraining , education for both Zeuss & I we now both get along pretty well! He’s actually practically a pushbutton horse these days.. at least on the ground. None of this tying up and pushing around for us.. just body language and a few signals with a good boy at the end..

He now understands leg aids mean do something and not ‘ argh! she’s out to get me!!”

Reaching 24 years of age has probably slowed him down a little too – until he thinks something is going to eat him and then he thinks he’s a 2 year old..grr

Here’s a few photos of Zeuss & I, local wildlife and me at play and in my studio at ‘work.’

Sue with her horse Zeuss

Zeuss & I get along well these days.

Sue riding her horse Zeuss
Sue doing groundwork with her horse Zeuss
Sue feeding a tame kangaroo
Sue bushwalking in the Hunter Valley

Bushwalking in the Hunter Valley

Sue sailboarding

Sailboarding on Lake Macquarie

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