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Commission a Portrait

Have the beauty and essence of your precious child, family member or pet captured in a timeless portrait painting by Sue.

"Some of the most fufilling portaits I paint are of children who have passed away. An example  is pictured here of Grace, a little girl whose life was taken at Sandy Hook. It was such an honor to capture the beauty and spirit of one who is held so dear." –– Sue Shanahan  



"I have your Chelsea drawing - my angel - in my private study where I see it every day. It captures her spirit!"–– Hillary Rodham Clinton


"Thank you very much for the wonderful portrait, You've Always Had the Power. I can't tell you how much I love it!" –– Oprah Winfrey

Price List

  • 11"x14" watercolor with pen and colored pencil detail $1600

  • 16"x20" acrylics on canvas $5700

  • The portraits on this page were painted in watercolor with pen and colored pencil detail

  • Click here to see an acrylic painting.

  • Larger Sizes Available - Email to inquire

  • Payments with Pay Pal & credit cards accepted

  • Sue's artistic style is very detailed and time consuming. Pieces can take forty or more hours to complete.

  •  Most portraits take 6-8 weeks to be completed. Plan in advance for busy times of year, such as Christmas. Paintings can be rushed for an additional cost (minimum of four weeks).

  • Commissions are created from photos Sue takes. If that’s not possible, she can work from photos you provide. All photographs will be returned with the finished piece.

  • Commissions are priced without framing. Sue will let you know the total cost before she begins working. Larger sizes, including more than one subject, are available for an additional fee.

  • 50% of the expected cost is non-refundable and due before the portrait is started. This amount will be subtracted from the final cost.

  • Please contact Sue with any questions.

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