12 Apr 2015

Portrait artist Susan Wilson

From Standing Room Only, 2:49 pm on 12 April 2015

Susan Wilson and self portrait

Expat portrait artist Susan Wilson has a style that tends to be polarising... she's not into painting flattering images of her sitters.

People who commission her appreciate her honesty, and know that she won't paint them from a photograph, they have to be prepared to sit for hours, though they are encouraged to chat.

Susan Wilson is currently back in the country to gift a self-portrait of her wearing her father's war medals, to the New Zealand Portrait Gallery.