Shirley Sutton has been interested in art all her life. Her paintings are a personal response to her love of the landscape with its many moods. She paints in oil, watercolour and more recently acrylic.

Her travels to Europe have broadened her knowledge and technical ability as she loves to paint and sketch ‘en plein air’ - scenes from the rich ochre and sienna colours of Tuscany to the turquoise seas and coastal cliffs of Normandy.

Shirley has tutored and exhibited both in New Zealand and abroad and enjoys passing on her skills to others.

Wellington Vista - from Pauatahanui Inlet, Oil. © SA Sutton