Beginners Art One to One Sessions in Sussex

If you live in the South East and would like to learn to paint we offer one to one beginner art sessions in Sussex.

Our relaxed and friendly art studio in Sussex provides everything you need to start learning to paint.

Sue O’Mara beginner one to one art tuition classes in Sussex – start your creative journey here.

Art and Jewellery Studio Uckfield West Sussex

Sue O'Mara

I am a third generation artist, I follow in the footsteps of my grandfather and mum. My grandfather painted flamboyantly in oils from retirement until his death aged 80, My mum was an accomplished and well respected water colour artist until her death aged 81. I first began painting in oils when I wanted a picture of my lovely lurcher, I had lots of photos of him but none were quite good enough, so I decided to have a go at doing a painting of him! It turned out really well and I had got the bug. My first love in painting is wildlife, I get so excited when I see an image or scene of animals, I just can’t wait to start painting it!

Sue OMara Art Uckfield East Sussex 600


If you would like to have your favourite pet immortalised in an oil painting please contact me to discuss your requirements. I have painted just from photographic reference if the pet is no longer around, but where possible I also attend to meet your pet so I can get a feel of their character.

Learn to paint

Sue O’Mara beginner one to one art studio is an ideal place to learn to paint no matter your ability. Sue will guide you through the techniques you need to paint. Whether it’s just a one-off art class to try it out or your new passion Sue will be on hand with loads of held and support.

Sussex art classes are designed for both beginners and more advanced artists who wish to develop their art skills. I find that even the most nervous of individuals will quickly realise that they can paint beyond their expectations.

If you would like to come along for a one to one session in our studio in Sussex or have any questions drop me a line and I will get back to you.

Beginners Art Classes Sussex

The Woodland Studio Uckfield, Sussex

The Woodland Studio is based in Uckfield, Sussex. The studio offers a relaxed environment and is open to everyone no matter your ability.


1 Day Art Course
Hailsham, East Sussex

Really enjoyed the challenge and thanks for a great day last Saturday. My friends and family have been impressed with my effort! I would like to consider signing up with you for a day or a course- not sure which actually would be best.

1 Day Art Class
Eastbourne, East Sussex

I thoroughly enjoyed the oil painting day course with Sue. She is warm, welcoming and knowledgeable not to mention full of great tips. I surprised myself with the winter scene that I was able to create with Sue’s support and guidance. The day was well paced and I enjoyed every minute. Highly recommended.

Art Commission
J. L

Well done Sue, you have got her look just right, she is a demon! Thank you.

Pet Portait Commision
Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Sue is a very talented artist; her work is amazing and the oil painting of my fox-red lab, Basil, is no exception. The attention to detail is fantastic, she has really captured his character and expression all set against the stunning backdrop of bluebells in flower carpeting the woods at Eridge Rocks.This special picture is hung in my dining room and will be treasured for many years to come… and my children are already arguing over who will inherit it!

1 Day Art Class
Harrietsham, Kent

I would like to say a Big thank you to Sue O’Mara for the one day art class in oils. I was terrified as I am not an artist ! My husband booked the day to surprise me as I had not been well. Sue was able to relax me me and somehow gave me the confidence to achieve a beautiful painting. Her support and confidence in me was above and beyond. The painting achieved far exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much. I will be booking a few more 1/1.

1 Day Art Class
Steyning, East Sussex

Sue is a patient and encouraging teacher, who gives her students the individual guidance and attention they need. I went on her course with a friend to learn how to paint with oils, and Sue taught us everything from what materials and brands to use, to creative painting techniques, to proper brush care - everything you need to know in order to set yourself up as an artist. We had a wonderful day, and both came away thrilled with the piece we had produced. I'll definitely be going to her classes again.

Pet Portriat Commission
S. C
Groombridge, East Sussex

I was blown away by the picture Sue did of our dog, we all love it! Thank you so much.

Pet Portrait Commission
P. H
Wadhurst, East Sussex

Sue’s attention to detail and her ability to capture my pets expression from a photograph is truly remarkable. I am thrilled to bits.

Pet Portrait Commission
D. M
Tenterden, Kent

Sue has captured Rolo’s face and cheeky look brilliantly. What a lovely surprise present it is!

Oil Painting Art
Lewes, East Sussex

Can’t stop looking at this picture on the wall! It’s beautiful detail and colour fills the living room with character.

1 Day Oil Painting Class
T & D. L
Eastbourne, East Sussex

My husband and I attended one of Sue’s one-day oil painting courses and had the most fantastic day. Sue has a lovely studio in a really beautiful setting. My husband is a very good pencil artist but has never really tried his hand at painting, and, as for me, I’m almost a complete art novice! Sue is an amazing teacher though, really patient and takes time to explain every step. She is really encouraging and will go over something until you are happy that you have ‘got it’. It was lovely spending time in Sue’s company and I don’t think either my husband or I dared to dream that we would produce anything anywhere near as good as what we came away with. Sue also provided a lovely lunch and the tea and biscuits were also very welcome. We are already each thinking about a bigger project that we can work on with Sue’s guidance. We cannot recommend Sue’s courses highly enough.

Pet Portriat
Hawkhurst, East Sussex

Sue has done the most gorgeous drawing of my little Schnoodle Mitsy, she has captured her cheeky, loving character perfectly. Thank you Sue!

Commissions / Pet Portraits

One to One Sessions