Artist and Illustrator
Specialising in Pencil Portraits
About Sue and her work
My name is Sue Ralph and am fortunate to live between the New Forest and coast in Hampshire. I have loved drawing from a very young age and as a mature student I finally fulfilled an ambition by successfully studying for HND in Illustration and Graphic Design at The Arts Institute in Bournemouth.
Since then I have undertaken many pencil portrait commissions as well as following my own interest in paintings, life drawing and other illustrations. I have enjoyed using different mediums Charcoal, Pencil, Watercolour, Pastels and Acrylics which all add new dimensions and different qualities to the work.
I have exhibited with Christchurch Arts Guild at the Red House Museum, Priory House, and Furzey Gardens; at Hampshire Library Artists’ Event, The New Forest Show and featured in local retail outlets.
Animal & Pet Portraits
I enjoy capturing a true likeness of the animal. They all have their own individual characters which I find enjoyable bringing to life in my drawing. I am able to produce animal portraits in pencil, acrylic and watercolour.
Drawing people has always interested me. I take great pleasure in the challenge of capturing a personality within the likeness. I specialise in pencil portraits though I have also used other mediums particularly charcoal, acrylic and watercolour.
Figure Studies & Paintings
The human form is infinitely inspiring, presenting itself in many different forms with its complexity and uniqueness. Capturing this is an ongoing fascination of mine. I attend a regular life drawing class to continually improve my skills and explore the possibilities.
Capturing a landscape allows me to explore different aspects of visual interpretation.
Illustrations and more...
A selection of illustrations and commissions.
I have used Sue’s services to for illustration work to compliment the graphic work I have produced for my clients. She has helped with with numerous logos including the one for Orchid Aromatics. She has always amazed me with her versatility and her skills both on paper and computer.