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Sue Banting Artist



About Me...



Welcome to my website - 

My works currently concentrate on painting seascapes, landscapes or beloved pets.  I focus on contrasts of light and dark and use realism in most of my work. 

The artistic influence in my family, was my great grandmother, who loved painting roses.  I used to paint roses using oil paint, but I fell in love with acrylic, after attending art classes in preparation for my retirement.  I did not see retirement as an end to my work life, but a start to my art career.  I have to admit though, 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 helped me to improve and so was born. 

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 and commissions, I have undertaken over the last couple of years, but also contains some of the projects I completed during my earlier art workshops.

I continue to learn something new with each piece I create.  That is the beauty of painting and creating fine art, 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".   

My current focus is inspired by 19th century romanticism and have been trying to use similar techniques in my latest work.    

If you would like me to paint a precious moment or pet for you, then please visit my new Commission Pieces page and contact me direct to discuss your requirements. 


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

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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 form attached or links below and I'll get back to you asap



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