Harrison-Tustain has been painting "forever". At the age of three she
remembers drawing - crayon in hand - on her newly painted bedroom wall.
Her exhibitions now see patrons from throughout New Zealand and many
countries attend these much awaited events. Susan is humbled to see up
to 3000 visitors attend her two day exhibitions.
original oil paintings and watercolor paintings of
floral (particularly rose paintings), portrait studies, as well as
interior scenes, aged doors and window studies, are painted
with a great sensitivity to her subject
that she is able to capture emotion within her brush-strokes. Her work
engages the viewer creating a connection that often remains in the
memories of the viewers of her work long after they have left its
to my website. It has specifically been designed for lovers of fine art
and also for artists who wish to extend their knowledge and passion for
painting in a naturalistic realism style.
site is divided into two sections:
are many crossovers and numerous sections within each of these sites. It
is easy to flick between them so you can enjoy a full and varied journey
through my website.
a chair and enjoy exploring!
Fine Art Section
It is the beauty of everyday things that I find so compelling.
The happened-upon moments, the often unnoticed and inconspicuous
'treasures' that we so often miss in our busy lives, that I love to
draw attention to.
I delight in portraying the layers of history that nature has
cloaked around each painting subject. The ephemeral nature of such
things excites the artist within and compels me to capture these
moments for all time.
My exhibitions often see queues forming hours before the doors
open. You can see these works in my website gallery which document a
life-time of creative achievement.
For Artists Section
portion of my site is dedicated to all artists - artists of all
abilities and mediums.
Are you on a plateau and don't know who to bring a professional edge
to your work? You have come to the right place. This is my
My website is designed to help you.
I remember well the frustration of my first forays into painting -
not knowing where to go for help. Then finding myself on a plateau -
my work was good but I wanted it to be so much better. I wanted my
life's work to revolve around painting. But who could help me to
see, to learn to grow and to succeed.
This powerful yearning motivated me to achieve and now to share all
I know about painting with you to help you reach your full
If this is you - then the For Artist's Section is designed to help
you move off that plateau and live the artists life you have been
Also take time to visit the wide range of
articles Susan have written for Artists of all levels and mediums.
You will find these in the
FREE 'Art Lessons' section. Another excellent resource is the
'Publications and Press' section in the
Numerous art books and art magazine covers, articles and features
are to be found here.
is also the
place you will find free video previews of Susan's highly rated
art instruction Watercolor DVDs including extensive insight into
all that you will find on them. With over 25,000 copies sold around
the world, these DVDs are helping artists to reach their goals in
the comfort of their own homes.
You will also find a page of Susan's favorite Art materials, all the
breakthroughs that have moulded her painting career, as well as
sections such as: Susan's Newsletters and archives, Free Painting
Demonstrations, information about The Susan Harrison-Tustain School
of Painting where you will find the opportunity to have One on One
on-line Painting Critques of your work with Susan - as well as 3 & 6
Month On-Line Painting Courses, One on One Workshops in Susan's
private Studio, European painting tours and International Workshops.
"You will find a wealth of knowledge in these pages that are
dedicated to artists around the world."
There is also the opportunity to subscribe to Susan's mailing list
and my blog where you will be amongst the first in the world to hear
any breaking news, hints and tips, painting breakthroughs. Being on
Susan's mailing list has many advantages including being one of
first to secure places on Susan's highly sought-after workshops,
purchase Susan's latest DVDs, enjoy her free painting tutorials, and
have advance notice of her award winning exhibitions.
So welcome - think of this as 'your place' to indulge in all things