My 12 year old daughter Grace has completed a 6 week art class with the lovely Sue. The final two sessions ended up as a one-to-one day due to Covid.
I’ve been amazed at the standard of work Grace has completed under Sue’s tutelage. Grace thoroughly enjoyed learning many different techniques and is justifiably proud of her finished paintings. Sue has a lovely studio, with a very relaxing and homely atmosphere.
Thank you, Sue, for making Grace feel so comfortable and giving her confidence in her artistic abilities.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Lydia, Thanks for the lovely message. I hope to see Grace again one day soon. Sue
I was lucky enough to be bought a one day, introduction to painting in oils with Sue. Firstly, directions were great and she was easy to find. A warm welcome was then followed by a wonderful day immersed in the application of oils, mixing colours, applying to canvas using the right brushes and all delivered in an easy going, encouraging manner. I learnt so much in just one day and came home with a completed painting, my first in oils. She is an excellent teacher, an inspiration to all new aspiring artists. Highly recommended, the perfect introduction and I shall be returning for more!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Geraldine, thank you for the lovely comments. I look forward to seeing you again soon!!. Sue
The bee keeping course was fantastic. Some really informative talks and so much information I feel slightly daunted but really understand what would be involved and how to get help when starting to keep bees.
The practical session all dressed up in our beesuits was particularly good. The weather was poor so the bees were very agitated when we went through some hives. We were still able to have a go at lifting out and examining the frames which was a great confidence boost when the bees were not in the best of moods.
I would recommend this course to anyone
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Well done both of you! As you say not the best bee inspection day so it was good you all got to see the bees at work. Many thanks for the kind words. Sue and John
If you are interested in learning about bees and how to keep them, you wouldn’t find a better person than John to be with. My day was so informative and being able to get suited up to get up close and personal with the bees was magic. All of this took place in such a lovely setting and with a big thank you to Sue for providing a warm welcome and lovely lunch.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you Lynn, we are glad you found it informative and helpful. Best wishes, John and Sue
Following lockdown Sue made the day of painting relaxed, fun and informative. Upon arrival Sue chatted about what we would be doing throughout the day and ensured maximum comfort at each stage of the painting experience. Encouragement and excellent tuition resulted in a great oil painting to take home. Sue is an extremely talented artist who is generous in sharing her wealth of knowledge and expert eye as she teaches each stage of your masterpiece. For anyone left handed that has experienced difficulties in technique, Sue was able to demonstrate brush position and tips that make sense.
I would absolutely recommend Sue to anyone considering a day of art whether you have painted before or have no previous painting experience. A definite 5* day and a huge thank you.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:So good to have you in the Studio for the day Laura, and great that you had a good time doing your first oil painting, you did a good job and understood the processes really well. I look forward to seeing you for your next project! Take care, Sue
Having signed up for the six week beginners course over a year ago, have now finally completed it. What a brilliant course and Sue such a good teacher. Very patient, helpful and inspiring. I have learnt so much and become so inspired and now have taken up oil painting. I had never painted before and had often thought about it but never felt confident enough to do it. So glad to have completed the course and done several paintings that I feel very proud of.
Lovely surroundings to be painting in.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you Stephanie. I look forward to seeing you for your next project. You are always a welcome visitor to the Studio. Sue
I'd definitely recommend this course as a great general introduction to Bee Keeping! The course was really informative, clear and hands on; with a chance to be with the bees towards the end of the day and having an opportunity to both see and practically have a go at what we'd learnt. John is a great teacher, very knowledgeable and both open and patient to having lots of questions thrown at him.
Sue and John were lovely hosts, offering a tasty lunch, lots of friendly chats and the course was set in a sweet spot in Sussex. It was great to meet other like minded people on the course and was definitely a confidence boost in taking the first step towards getting my own bees. A great added bonus was getting a gift of honey and pollen chart reader at the end of the day. Overall, it was a wonderful day and Id definitely join more courses again with John and Sue. Thank you! xx
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you Shelly, it was lovely for John to have someone who asked lots or really good questions. Really glad you got a lot from the day, that's what it is all about!
Loved my two days on the jewellery course with Sue.
As a complete beginner I learnt so much , and am really keen now to use the skills and carry on creating.
Sue is super organised, patient and helpful and obviously extremely proficient in her field.
There is a lovely atmosphere in the studio and we were made to feel so welcome.
Thanks so much Sue, I will definitely be coming again !
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you for the kind words Louise, I loved your focus and it was really nice to have you in the Studio. You have made excellent progress on your silversmithing journey!
This course was wonderful. Sue is a fantastic teacher, clear and patient, and I learnt so much. The jewellery-making skills that I gained on this course have enabled me to create pieces to sell, and has motivated me to practice and challenge myself further. I highly recommend this course!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:So great to have had you here for the course, and really satisfying for me to see how your skills have just grown and grown and you now have a lovely business. Well done Laura! Best wishes, Sue
What a great day Sue very friendly,
lovely location and a yummy lunch.
Throughly enjoyed carving rings and can’t wait
to see them.
Would definitely recommend any of Sue’s courses, she is very knowledgeable and made
us feel really welcome.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure to have you both here. Won't be long now until you get the rings in the post. Best wishes, Sue
I cannot praise Sue O’Mara’s Pet Portrait course highly enough. I had looked at various other artists’ web sites to commission a pet portrait, but after reading through the details of Sue’s course, felt that painting my pet would be more fulfilling, and it really was.
I am extremely grateful to Sue for nurturing my inner artist. Sue is lovely, and an excellent teacher. Her course is structured in such a way, that you see real progress during, and at the end of each day. Sue explains methods and painting techniques with each stage, and is extremely encouraging. I am an absolute beginner, and thrilled with the end result! The course is extremely enjoyable, and great value for money. The location of the studio is very peaceful, and the lunches provided by Sue an added bonus – they are delicious!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Sara, thank you for your kind words. You did very well and the finished paining was fabulous! I look forward to seeing you again one day for the next painting :)
Brilliant - Would definitely recommend going on this course.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thanks guys, it was great to have you here.
What a great host, Sue really looked after us, she was knowledgeable not to mention patient. Sue provided a delicious lunch too.
I can’t wait to see my finished ring.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:HI Sue, it was a pleasure to have you on the course and I hope to see you again soon. Ring will be in the post soon!
As a family we booked a beginners lesson with Sue, which was amazing! Ranging from a 12 year old sister to a 55 year old father it was safe to say we had very different ideas of painting, but the very talented Sue was a great teacher and really helped us to all achieve beautiful art which none of us thought we would be capable of! We had a lovely day painting and will definitely be back!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you again soon! Well done :)
My girlfriends created a bucket list for me and one of the things to do was a life drawing class. Having never done any drawing before I signed up for a day session with sue. Well what can I say from the initial conversation and emails we exchanged sue put me at ease. The woodland studio is a tranquil and enhancing environment. Sue is so easy going and informative. Her life model, also sue was a very brave and inspirational lady also. Arrived without a clue, left feeling inspired to do more. Can't recommend more highly. Thanks sue xx
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you for the kind words Sarah. You were a fabulous addition to the class, funny and good company, plus you did so well with your drawings. Lets not forget the valuable input you had to in being a life model for the rest of the class in the afternoon. Bucket list item - check! Look forward to seeing you again some time. Best wishes, Sue :) x
My husband surprised me with a one on one oil painting class with Sue. It was amazing, and I enjoyed it tremendously. Sue made me feel at ease, it was a very relaxed and comfortable setting. I have learned so much in the 6 hour course. Sue is a gifted teacher and very patient. I was treated with a lovely lunch outside in the countryside setting. I will definitely be back again for more classes, I am very interested in a jewellery making class. Thank you again, Sue
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Neryne, it was lovely to have you at the Studio and I am so glad you had a good time. We were lucky with the weather too!
Sue was a brilliant host. Knowledgable, personable and above all patient!!! The lunch was brilliant (as was the home made olive bread) and my partner and I felt relaxed and comfortable throughout the course.
We would thoroughly recommend this course!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you for the kind words Rochelle, it was a pleasure to have you both here and well done on persevering! I will be in touch soon. Thanks, Sue
I had one to one lesson with Sue. Sue is a great teacher. She gave me very useful tips, I learned some techniques in oil painting, found it very interesting and engaging. As a novice she made me feel very comfortable.
The studio is very relaxed, located in the countryside. The homemade biscuits were lovely, I enjoyed my lunch.
With Sue’s help and advice I was able to complete a picture that I was proud to take home.
I highly recommend the one day course!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thanks Phil, hope to see you again soon :)
I had a lovely day with Sue learning how to use oil paints in her well appointed studio. Sue is an excellent teacher for beginners like me. The painting I completed combined lots of techniques including mixing colour, use of brushes and perspective. With encouragement and advice from Sue it was possible to complete a painting in one day to take home and keep.
I am now motivated to continue learning to paint with oils thanks to Sue.
As a birthday gift my husband booked 2 days of 1 to 1 tutoring from Sue. I really enjoyed my time with her, she was so patient and knowledgeable and I felt at ease with her right from the start.
I had never used oils to paint with before but with Sue's guidance I produced 2 pieces of work both of which I am quite proud.
I would recommend anyone to try the course and indeed I intend to enrol in the six week course in September.
Thank you Sue for the lovely experience.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you Virginia, it was a pleasure to have you at the Studio. I think you will soon be completing some complex pieces! Well done and thanks for being an excellent student!