Sue Banting Artist



About Me...


Welcome to my website. 

I believe you are never too old to learn, and if you have a dream, you must go for it.  My dream was to be able to paint and share those paintings with others. 

I knew that if I was to achieve this dream, I would have to do something about it, so just before I retired from a stressful Curriculum Manager/Teacher role, I signed up for some art classes in college in 2017. 

I knew I had a lot of catching up to do and practiced using pastels, charcoal, watercolour, decoupage and acrylic paint. 

The more I learned, the more I wanted to learn.  So I would look at videos on You Tube and attended art workshops where we would occasionally go out and about to paint. I have to admit my first acrylic painting went in the bin!  However, with supportive feedback, motivation and inspiration from wonderful teachers, artist friends and family, as well as being self critical, it

has helped me to improve. 

In looking through my portfolio you should be able to see the diversity within, as it not only includes my unique paintings from my own captured moments, but also contains some of the projects I completed during my the art workshops.


I continue to learn something new with each piece I create. 

That is the wonder of painting, being surprised at what you can achieve and hopefully be pleased with the results.   

Bob Ross would say "we can have happy little accidents" but if we keep going, we can learn from them. 

I believe there is an artist in all of us, but we have to persevere and never give up!  

I hope this website gives you inspiration to keep going!

If you would like me to paint a precious moment or pet for you, then please visit my new Commission Pieces page to see how to contact me direct, to place an order of what you would like me to paint for you at a reasonable price, and filled with love. 


Exhibitions & Submissions

Gosport Diving Museum - 2019 and 2021

King Lear Competition - 2020


​Portsmouth College - Art class Sept 2017 - Dec 2017

Southampton City College - Art class April 2018 - Dec 2018

Jessica Shaw Art Workshop - Dec 2018 - May 2022

MSc in Education and Training Management

Certificate in Education



Cocker Spaniel painting - "Your attention to detail is amazing Sue, well done"!  Karen

"Just amazing Sue.  You are in a league of your own.  It is so real I want to stroke it".  Cheryl

Puppy painting - "Wow, absolutely amazing Sue".  Hilary

Sir Tom Moore portrait - "Seriously Sue, that's professional standard.  You really are so talented".  Wendy

Contact Me

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If you would like me to paint a precious moment or pet for you, then please get in contact using the links below and I'll get back to you asap



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