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I'm a professional award winning Portrait artist from NSW Australia.

Not just a likeness- portraits with Life!
I bring your photos to life in paintings that will touch your heart!

A photo freezes a moment while a painting melts hearts.

Capture a moment in their life and
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"Your portraits capture more life than a photo ever could!"

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Thursday, December 27, 2012


Here's one of my secret Xmas portraits -
 40 x 50cms framed Oil
We started organising Chief 2 years ago but things got in the way and in the meantime he passed away. luckily one of the earlier photos we had taken was suitable to create a portrait from.
He was a present for the ladies husband. I haven't heard back from her yet but here is what she said when she first saw the portrait.
"It looks amazing!!!!!....THANKYOU!"

Thursday, December 20, 2012

My latest stockman painting

I'm creating this one for the exhibition in January.

As I usually do a detailed sketch and plan my commissions all the time I'm having a holiday with this one and diving straight in! That may cause problems later but at the moment I'm just enjoying putting paint on and the freedom of being able to just paint A horse & rider rather than THE horse & rider ! lol's

I'm not sure if everything is 'correct' - proportions etc - but I'll deal with that later if necessary.At the moment I just want to get it all covered so I can see how it is going overall. Then I'll come back and pull it all togther if necessary.

Next I'll do the middle riders horse then the front horse and rider and then go back and pull it all together and emphasise the bits I want most.

I will be exhibiting at Cessnock regional Gallery Jan 24th - Feb 24th 2013.

I will be exhibiting as a member of the Lower Hunter Art Trail.
Here are the details.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

In memory of Staff

Heres' the secret portrait I created of Staff the 16year old staffy who had to be put down the week after we took photos for her portrait.
The portrait was to be a secret Xmas gift from several staff for their boss Marshall but they gave her
 early after she was put down.We used an unsharp photo of her in her prime and I used the new photos I took for details to help me create the portrait.

18 x 24cms framed pastel sketch
' We gave Marshall Staff today. He absolutely loved her. He was speechless, he cried and could not believe it. He is over the moon with his Xmas present. Thank you for making this happen!'

Marshall sent me this lovely email -  
Hi Sue,
 I am just writing to thank you for your amazing portrait of my old Staffie. Candice & the girls gave me this for Christmas.
The portrait is so full of her character, and is almost 3D!
Thank you again; it was and still is a very emotional picture and gift, I am totally blown away by what Candice has done, and your wonderful painting. You are very talented.
 Yours sincerely

Friday, December 14, 2012

You can buy prints from my original artworks from my Facebook page

If you haven't already check out my shop - Blue clover leaf icon to the left of the likes icon on this page top RHS.
You can have prints - framed or canvas prints , cards etc of many of my original artworks.
Click on the title of each work to see the different options. You can purchase there securely at Fine Art America and the artwork will be delivered to your door.

Go and have a look! Click on this link to go there direct.
Sue Linton shop

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Leo campdrafting

For Sale

This is one I've done for my exhibition. The reference photo is courtesy of WildFillies photography.
Campdraft 1
 30 x 40cms image size
Framed oil
 I wanted it to be colourful and fun but still look like the horse Leo who is a very versatile little horse who hacks , campdrafts and does dressage! I haven't gone to as much detail for a likeness of the rider as I would in a commissioned portrait.I just wanted the overall effect.

 The framed painting.

Here he is in the earlier stages.

Above -  I've done the general shapes and gone in and almost finished off Leo. I don't usually paint like that . I usually paint all the painting to the same level at once.
 I've painted the cow in roughly. The original cow was black but I wanted some extra colour so changed it to a Hereford.

 Here I've painted the rider and decided I wanted the cow to be a bit lighter.The finishing touches were to get a more accurate expression on Leo and adjust the background and dust and a few other little details.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Angela -This weeks 2.30hr practise portrait from a model

Oil on canvas
25 x 36cm
I'm quite happy with this one.I think it has captured some of her spirit.