Sue Battery



Hello! I am Sue and thank you so much for taking the time to browse my website.

I take commissions, based on photographs that you provide, and there is also my own art to buy.

I love to paint animals.
I have been an animal lover since a toddler, and when I got (much!) older I adopted dogs from rescue. Bloo, my 14 year-old canine pal, is still with me and is enjoying life in the Isle of Man, where I live.
Our pets and animals give us so much joy and I believe a painting is a truly fitting tribute to them.

I also paint landscapes, seascapes, portraits - in fact, I am happy to paint any subject. I love drawing portraits in pencil, too.
I can create an image as it appears in a photograph, but I am also able to paint figurative and abstract pieces.

I use professional standard materials, use only synthetic brushes, and complete the finished painted piece with two layers of varnish to protect the surface for years to come.

Please browse the Galleries here on my site. They show what I love to do.

I also have an Instagram account

I currently use acrylic paint, pastels and pencil but I will soon be providing the choice of watercolour.

I will be introducing my designs in linocut and etching prints.

I will be painting a series of pieces inspired by the wonderful photographs taken by my friend, Tony Ashworth.

Oh and I'll be introducing Bertie, my VW Campervan.

If you like what you see here, you might be interested in my other work at



Thursday 10 January 2019

New year, new products!

As well as my art I also like to make stuff. Please have a look at my sister website 


I am introducing 'Portraits In Pencil'.  Just pencil on watercolour paper - as big or as small as you like. See examples/pencil-drawings-gallery

December 2018

My latest recruit! Mr Bloo. Rather suave and sophisticated, don't you think?

Sunday 18th November    MSPCA CHRISTMAS FAIR   1pm - 4pm

I have a stall there and will be selling my cards and advertising my pet portraits.

'Tommy' /art-for-sale/tommy-ww1-soldier

Up until 11th November, if you are on the Island, have a look in the Lexicon Bookshop on Strand Street, Douglas.

Tommy is part of their World War display. He has a very important message...

How To Commission Art

Please contact me at any stage if you need help or want to discuss the order/contact

STEP 1.  Decide what date you need your painting.

                 PLEASE NOTE: I need at least 4 weeks to complete. This includes one week paint drying time and two days varnish drying time /terms-conditions.

STEP 2.  Choose a clear photo and one that best shows off the subject.

                 I paint exactly what I see so you must be clear about what you want in your order.

STEP 3.   Decide what size and type surface you want/price-list-for-commissioned-art

STEP 4.   Start the order process by sending me an email ( /contact with the following information:



                  Phone Number.

                 Date you want your painting.

                 Type of surface: Canvas(Flat/Chunky), Wood Panel or Paper. 

                 Pastels, Acrylic or Pencil.



STEP 5. When I am happy to proceed, I will reply with a Confirmation Email 

STEP 6. Your painting is ready! I send you an Approval Email with photo of the completed painting for your approval and confirmation of the outstanding amount to pay.        

 STEP 7.  Check the photo. Send me a reply email to confirm your approval.

 STEP 8.  Pay through Paypal (choose the appropriate link/amount under 'Pay').

                  Payment is due 7 days after you have approved your painting.

                  If paying by BACS, I will deliver when payment has cleared.

                  If paying by cash, I will collect the outstanding amount on delivery.

STEP 9:  Enjoy your painting! If you are very happy with the result, I would really appreciate you providing a testimonial /contact. Thank you! 

UK/Elsewhere: I will despatch parcel 2 working days after clearance of final payment.

Isle of Man: I will deliver by hand within 2 working days of approval/clearance (or an alternative date that suits).

Price List For Commissioned Art

Prices include Postage and Packing.

Pastel Paper / Pastels 

Watercolour Paper / Pencil

A4 size       £45  (please contact me if you want different sizes)

Flat Canvas Board / Acrylic                  

10" x 12"     £120

12" x 12"     £145

12" x 16"     £190

14" x 18"     £250

16" x 20"     £320

18" x 24"     £430

Chunky Canvas 1.5" deep / Acrylic

10" x 12"    £130

12" x 12"    £155

12" x 16"    £200

14" x 18"    £260

16" x 20"    £330

18" x 24"    £440

Wood Panel / Acrylic

12" x 12"    £165

16" x 16"    £275

24" x 36"    £520

Art For Sale

All prices include Postage / Packing. Please note that payment is through Paypal but you do not need a Paypal account to process your card payment. Thank you.


Terms & Conditions

  • I aim to produce exactly what appears in the photograph you provide or adhere to any additional instructions you give to me. If I have clearly done this but, for whatever reason, you no longer want the painting, payment is still required in full.
  • I require at least 4 weeks from start of order to completion and I will do my utmost to produce your painting in the time stated. If, due to circumstances beyond my control, I am unable to meet the stated completion date, I will notify you immediately and keep you fully informed on progress. Full payment will be due when the order is fulfilled.
  • Payment is due 7 days after you have approved your painting.
  • If off Island, I will send your painting within 2 working days of clearance of full payment.
  • If on Island, I will hand deliver your painting within 2 working days of clearance of full payment (if BACS), or at a date and time to suit you.
  • I do not accept payment by cheque.