Professional Services

Commissioned Art Work

Susanna  paints or draws by commission, as well doing murals for office or the home, and other special requests like copying old photographs, which could be portraits or anything a client might wish to have in pencil or in paint. She also travels to clients if they are unable to come to her.  Susanna’s most often requested commissions are often personal portrait paintings or portrait paintings of family members.

Art Lessons

I am offering private tutorials via Skype internationally for beginners and intermediates (Age 16 years and up) in the basic principles of drawing and in composition.  This kind of training is slowly being deleted from most curriculum’s in most art schools and art courses in universities world wide.  For more experienced artist we can have one to one critique discussions via Skype.

Book Your Appointment
2 Hour Lessons  @ $80 each lesson
1 Hour Art discussions @ $40/h

Spoken Languages:  English primary with some very basic French and Italian

Lessons can start between the hours of 9am – 8pm PST finishing at 10 pm at the latest.

Studio Tours

Tours for small groups at Susanna’s studio.

Home Design

Consulting in matters of choice in the home for color, placement of furniture and art, hanging paintings, as well as designing storage systems for small spaces.

Contact Susanna Today For All Inquiries !

Contact Susanna Blunt today:

  • Artwork for sale
  • Class schedule and pricing
  • Commissioned Portraits
  • Commissioned Murals
  • All other inquries
Catherine Maudsley

 The process of Having Your Portrait Painted

I like to ask my client first what budget they have in mind so we can discuss how to give them something they would like and be able to afford.
In this way we can discuss options and I can compose the portrait with their budget in mind.
There are many different possibilities in oils or drawings, sketches or very detailed work, just the head or more of the body, with or without background, etc.

I like to meet the client when possible but sometimes it is not. The most important thing is to get the right photograph.
When I can I take my own. Otherwise we discuss what I need to be able to make the best portrait possible.

I like  to spend time with the people I paint, to get a feel for their personalities. This too is not always possible but then I find out what I can, in a long distance situation or a surprise.

We can Skype or I can talk with the families.

Deadlines are sometimes difficult without good notice ahead of time.

If we have a chance to meet and to visit, we can look at many samples of my previous work in all sorts of formats large and small .
I take the photos and then we choose the best one together. We keep taking pictures till we are all happy.
I work on the portrait until I need a sitting, often quite short. When I am ready we look at the painting together and I adjust anything that might not be perfectly accurate.

The painting does not leave the studio unless we are all more than happy.

Framing is not included in the price of the painting but I am willing to advise or recommend frames suitable for my portraits, and I have samples and photographs of these too.