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.
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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!
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 meMrs 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 depthStef ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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.
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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!
From Canal Art Roses in Wales, to a Dandelion in New York
Artist Talk magazine added to the fantastic history of Times Square, by showcasing art digitally on Broadway Plaza, located above one of Times Square’s main pedestrian plazas.
This exciting exhibition took place on Thursday 23rd June 2022, showcasing a range of work from 69 incredible artists.So excited to be part of this amazing event, taking my art across the pond right next to the Nasdaq building!
Wraptious Competition results
To complement My Dandelion Dream, which will be on display in Times Square, I added four more pieces of artwork to create a Dandelion Series.These were entered into the latest Wraptious Competition and are available to purchase as vegan suede cushions, framed prints or canvas prints.There were 4,338 entries from which were selected 12 finalists. A further 75 artists came really close and deserved a Special Mention.I am very pleased to say that I was one of those 75, who received a Special Mention, which places me in the Top 2% of All Entrants. Thank you for your support!If you'd like to browse or buy my products on Wraptious, use the link below until 4th July. Use the code SMILE15 when checking out, and it should apply a discount (possible limited period).https://www.wraptious.com/collections/spring-2022-submissions-by-sue-trusler
My Art on Show in... New York City!
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...!
Book Review in The Leisure Painter
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!
My Artwork in an Exhibition
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.
Pen to Paper Press Podcast
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
Welcome to my Website!
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.
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