Out Now:
Time To Start Your Art

Time To Start Your Art

Hello and welcome to my website.I'm Sue Trusler and my brand new book Time To Start Your Art is out now. It's the story of my journey into the world of art later in life, learning about painting and ultimately inspiring other people to follow their own creative journeys .You can read more about it here.And you can order a paperback copy directly from this site.

Sign up below for publication updates and other news

Privacy Policy


Time To Start Your Art

Time To Start Your Art

Find out more about my new book, Time To Start Your Art

About Sue

Sue Trusler

Find out a little bit more about the author Sue Trusler

Buy the Book

Order

You can order Time To Start Your Art right now for only £9.99

Time To Start Your Art

Time To Start Your Art

I started to paint quite late on in life, after a full time career, with our children finishing University it was suddenly time to retire. Always up for a new challenge, with no knowledge of how to paint, I decided to try painting canal art roses on our little narrowboat. I became hooked on painting, progressing to watercolour art, my excitement grew. So many styles and techniques to be explored.I painted holly and ivy, which led to having my own Christmas cards printed, designed cushions, entered competitions, joined an Art Group, had my art in exhibitions and articles published in magazines.From a quirk of fate that started me painting canal art, I have had so much enjoyment from art, I decided to write a book, Time To Start Your Art. I would love to encourage people to start to paint or draw. I am not an art expert, I am someone who stumbled upon art by chance. However, I have learnt so much that I would like to share my experiences. Hoping that some readers will be inspired enough to start their own Art journey.As the book progresses you will see real pictures of my first wobbly sketches of a jam jar, evolving to a drawing of a National Trust mansion. All but two of the pictures in my book are of my own artwork, to show what can be achieved by someone just like you! Be inspired, there is no better time than the present to Start Your Art!


Reviews

Mrs P ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Delightful Read
Time to start your art is a delightful read for anyone who is considering taking up an artistic hobby. The author provides an interesting insight into her artistic journey with advice and tips for beginners, which are both useful and informative. She also reassures that, although not everything will go right first time, with perseverance, one can enjoy and benefit from taking part in many forms of artistic endeavour. Accompanied by numerous pictures and photos, the book is a delight to read.
Anon ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Art for Everyone
I love this book. It is really inspiring and great read for anyone who has an interest in Art but doesn't know where to start. It has been bought for a family member who has just started an Art degree in her 50s and I am sure she will love it too as she makes her own journey into the creative world.
Mrs Sharon L Saunders ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Inspiring
This book is a delight from start to finish. Full of stories about the authors journey with Art, the writing style is engaging. This combined with illustrations makes you want to paint. I have now ordered paint and paper and I will Start my Art in 2022. Thanks to Sue Trusler for inspiring me
Mrs D F Daniels ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Real Treat
What an inspirational book! A real treat full of tips and encouragement.
As Sue says once you have entered the world of art a cornucopia of delights await you.

Hannah Powell ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I defy anyone to read it and not want to pick up a pencil or paintbrush!
Such a lovely read, and I defy anyone to read it and not want to pick up a pencil or paintbrush! Sue has an encouraging and gentle tone, and her hints and tips will be super helpful. I have attended numerous art classes over the years, and am often guilty of coming back enthused, buying all the kit and then not doing anything with it. This book gives me renewed hope that there will be a time when I can come back to art and explore it in more depth
Stef ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Great Book
This is a very enjoyable book to read and very motivational. The author writes about their own journey and gives tips and ideas on how to get started. Her illustrations are beautiful. Definitely recommend this book to everyone looking for a new hobby.
Hazel Usher-Jones ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Inspirational
What an absolute delight this book is. So encouraging in an informal way. I feel I am with her on her journey into art. I find I want to read more of Sue's daily life, it is so interesting. To teach herself to paint and try different mediums with such great results is deserving of applause. This book has got me back into my arty side of life after a lull of a few years. But not only that Sue, with this book, has got me so excited about trying different mediums and style and to actually start painting. I so loved this book I want to read it again and again, not just for the learning to paint but her everyday style of writing. So interesting and inspirational.

Order Time To Start Your Art Now

A limited number of paperbacks are available to buy directly from this website.You can order your signed paperback for £9.99 (including UK postage) right now using the ‘Pay Now’ button below.You’ll be taken to a secure page operated by our trusted payments partner Stripe.com and returned to this site after your payment.If in any doubt, just Contact Me.

Time To Start Your Art

Order Received

Thank you for your order!You should now receive an email confirmation.Your copy will be posted in the next few days.If you have any queries then please Contact Me.

About Sue Trusler

I'm Sue and I grew up in the Victorian seaside town of Penarth. Marrying Bob, we moved to Cardiff and had two children. After 37 years in finance I retired and we decided to buy a small narrowboat. I loved the old traditional artwork and wanted to have our doors decorated with roses. There were options to buy vinyl transfers, but no one was available to actually paint our doors.Although I have never studied art, I decided to try painting them myself, as I had a very clear picture in my head of what I wanted them to look like. This is where my art journey began, in retirement. My creativity has previously included making fancy dress costumes, decorating birthday cakes in the form of fairy tale castles, chocolate boxes, giant teddy bears to name just a few.I have enjoyed making themed photo books with flowers, buildings and old family photos. I started to learn the piano when I retired, something I had wanted to do for a long time, to link in with my love of classical music.After a busy career and looking after our children, I am enjoying time to be creative and try new things which keep me really busy – my latest project being to write a book!

Sue Trusler

News

My Dandelion Series is in the Latest Wraptious Competition

09/05/2022

Dandelion Series

To complement My Dandelion Dream, which will be on display in Times Square, I have added four more pieces of artwork to create a Dandelion Series.These have been entered into the latest Wraptious Competition and are available to purchase as vegan suede cushions, framed prints or canvas prints.Please follow the link to vote for my Dandelion Series and for any purchases you may wish to make. Thank you for supporting me.To VOTE for me in the competition please LIKE my art on the Wraptious Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/Wraptious/posts/5317057771689971And if you'd like to browse or buy my products on Wraptious, use the link below.https://www.wraptious.com/collections/spring-2022-submissions-by-sue-trusler

My Art on Show in... New York City!

25/04/2022

My art journey continues with the amazing, if slightly surreal, news that in June my art will be included in a public digital exhibition in Times Square in New York City!It's on Thursday 23rd June and I'll hopefully be able to share a webcam link to see it live on the day 😁Life certainly has been intetesting since I started to paint our narrowboat...!

Artist Talk Digital Exhibition New York

Book Review in The Leisure Painter

18/03/2022

I was surprised but honoured and super-excited to see my book Time to Start Your Art reviewed in the illustrious The Leisure Painter magazine!The review is in the latest edition of the magazine, published on 18th March.The review closes with the kind words "Sue is passionate about painting and the sense of fulfilment this new hobby has given her. This book shares that experience with us in the hope that it will inspire you to give painting a go too." – which is exactly what I wanted the book to do!

The Leisure Painter review

My Artwork in an Exhibition

13/03/2022

My artwork Dandelion Daze is being exhibited as part of the annual Women's Arts Association Wales celebration of International Women's Day 2022.With over 70 diverse pieces of art, the exhibition is open throughout March at Art Central in Barry, closing on 1st April.

Art Central International Women's Day exhibition

Pen to Paper Press Podcast

27/01/2022

I've been interviewed on a podcast!The lovely Cindy Kochis from Pen to Paper Press Podcast chatted to me for about an hour, and you can hear it all by clicking this link:Pen to Paper Press Podcast Episode #50

Pen to Paper Press Podcast

Welcome to my Website!

21/10/2021

I'm Sue Trusler and this is my website to share my artwork and to promote the book I wrote about my art journey, Time to Start Your Art.The book is out in November 2021 but you can pre-order directly from this site, and get thebook at the special pre-launch price of £8.99 instead of the regular price of £9.99.

Time to Start Your Art

Artwork

Contact

To be kept up to date with publication news, sign up to email updates using the box on the homepageFor anything else, send me a message using the form below.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Key detailsThis website privacy policy describes how Sue Trusler protects and makes use of the information you give the company when you use this website.
If you are asked to provide information when using this website, it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy.
This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version is published on this page.
This website privacy policy was updated on 4th October 2021. If you have any questions about this policy, please email suemisc6@gmail.com or write to: Sue Trusler, 41 Park Avenue, Whitchurch, CARDIFF CF14 7AP.IntroductionWe gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions on this website.We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.What data we gatherWe may collect the following information:
– Name
– Email address
– Postal address (if you place an order)
How we use this dataCollecting this data helps us understand what you are looking from the company, enabling us to deliver improved products and services.Specifically, we may use data:
– To contact you in response to a specific enquiry
– To send you promotional emails about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you
– To send you promotional mailings or to call you about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you
You may unsubscribe from email communication at any time by clicking the Unsubscribe link in any email message from us.Payment dataOur payment processing is provided by a secure third-party payment services provide, Stripe.com. At no time is any private payment data such as credit card numbers, expiry dates or CVC numbers given to, visible to, or stored by Sue Trusler.Cookies and how we use themWhat is a cookie?A cookie is a small file placed on your computer's hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.How we use cookiesWe use third party cookies from our payment processing provider Stripe.com to:
– enable secure credit card transactions
– identify the type of device being used to access the site
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.
Controlling cookiesYou can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies.However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.
Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our website will issue cookies when you visit it.
To learn more about cookies and how they are used, visit All About Cookies.Controlling information about youWe will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to.
Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the applicable regulations.
SecurityWe will always hold your information securely.To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards.
We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the applicable regulations.
Links from our siteOur website may from time to time contain links to other websites.
Please note that we have no control of websites outside our domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.
Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.

Terms & Conditions

IntroductionWelcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Sue Trusler's relationship with you in relation to this website.The term ‘Sue Trusler' or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose address is: Sue Trusler, 41 Park Avenue, Whitchurch, CARDIFF CF14 7AP. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.The Contract between usWhen you place an order, including a pre-order, the order is only accepted once full payment of is received. Once payment has been received you will receive an order confirmation. Our acceptance of your order brings into existence a legally binding contract between us.In the unlikely event that the goods are no longer available, or that we have made a pricing mistake, we will email you to advise you of the options.PriceThe price payable for your order is set out on the website along with postage details.AvailabilityIf we cannot supply a product ordered, you will receive an email and have the option to wait until we can get the product or to cancel the order with a full refund.ReturnsThere may an occasion where you may need to return a product. Products can be returned within 7 days of receipt to: Sue Trusler, 41 Park Avenue, Whitchurch, CARDIFF CF14 7AP. Please drop us an email at suemisc6@gmail.com telling us why you are returning the product so we can sort the problem out. You will receive a refund if there is a problem with the product or an error on our part.Cancellation by yourselvesIf your order has not been despatched in the stated timescales, you are free to cancel your order by email at suemisc6@gmail.com. Your statutory rights are not affected.Cancellation by usWe reserve the right to cancel the order if we have insufficient stock to deliver the products you have ordered. If this happens, we will contact you to advise when the product will be back in stock.DeliveryExcluding pre-orders, your order will be dispatched within 2-3 working days of being placed. If there is a delay, we will contact you. Please order with enough lead-time as we cannot be liable for any loss caused to you by late delivery. UK orders will be sent by Royal Mail 2nd Class post.Pre-orders will be dispatched within the timeframe specified on the pre-order page.The order will be delivered to the delivery address provided. It is your responsibility to provide us with accurate delivery information. If Royal Mail or other delivery partner has attempted delivery whilst you were out, a note should have been left advising you of your parcel.Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any damage caused through postage such as climatic conditions affecting the product. We make sure that all items are in perfect condition before they are sent to you. If your parcel does arrive in a poor condition, please contact us. We shall have no liability to pay any money to you by way of compensation other than to refund to you the amount paid by you for the products in question.Payment dataOur payment processing is provided by a secure third-party payment services provide, Stripe.com. At no time is any private payment data such as credit card numbers, expiry dates or CVC numbers given to, visible to, or stored by Sue Trusler.See the Privacy Policy for further information on data management.WebsiteReproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. Unauthorised use or abuse of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence. Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.Governing lawThe contract between us shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and the English courts shall have jurisdiction to resolve any disputes between us.Website disclaimerThe information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Sue Trusler and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, sue Trusler takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control. If you are having problems please get in touch with us.Copyright noticeThis website and its content is the copyright © Sue Trusler 2021.Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all the contents in any form is prohibited without our permission. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.