Sue Wharton

Sue Wharton

Pet portrait and Wildlife Artist


I’m Sue Wharton and I am a pet portrait and wildlife artist living in Sheffield and working from West Studios in Chesterfield.


I love to paint all sorts of animals from domestic pets to birds and wild animals. I have exhibited locally in Derbyshire and Sheffield and received several 'Special Merit' awards for my paintings from on-line exhibitions.

As a lover of nature, I choose to paint with the very natural product of beeswax, a process known as encaustic painting. This is a very ancient medium first used by the Ancient Egyptians and the Romans and is known for its durability, longevity and preservation of colour. It is an ideal medium to capture the texture and movement of fur and feathers and so produce stunning and unusual animal portraits. I love to capture the character and personality of an animal so my paintings are often very cropped or focused on a detail such as the eyes, fur patterns or characterful postures.

So, if you are a pet lover or know a pet lover in your life then please ask about commissions, I paint from your own photos and they make great gifts. See my website for prices and commissioning details.

Sue Wharton
Sue Wharton
Sue Wharton
Sue Wharton
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