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Sue Faulks is an artist, illustrator,
and tutor based in Leicestershire.


I offer tailor- made art tuition for all ages and abilities from my studio in Birstall, Leicester. I cover a breadth of subject matter and media, skills and techniques.

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As an experienced commercial artist, I am available to work on a variety of projects, including advertising, packaging, editorial and publishing.

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fine arts

My bespoke fine art includes portraiture (people and pets), landscapes and still lives, which I can also mount and frame. Prints of my work are also available.

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about me

A versatile artist and illustrator, I have been working professionally since 1988. I am also an art tutor working with children and adults, individually or in groups.

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clients list

  • BBC Education
  • British Steel
  • Cambridge University Press
  • London Underground
  • Morrison's
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • National Health Service
  • Oxford University Press
  • Premier Magazines
  • Royal British Legion
  • The Boots Company
  • The Guide Association
  • TSB Bank
  • Woman's Weekly


"Absolutely brilliant, fantastic! It's just like him!"

Michaela's reaction on first seeing the pet portrait of Jake she commissioned for her husband.

"I really enjoyed working with Sue. She's a fantastic illustrator and very versatile with her ability to work in lots of different styles. I was pleased with every project that she worked on - she intuitively knew what I would like and [what] really appealed to our customers... She is very talented."

Alex - Senior Designer at Thorntons.

"Sue, thanks again for the designs they are really brilliant and I can't wait to see the finished product."

Sarah, Social Services - Children & Families, talking about logo designs for the Child Achievement Award.

"Sue was able to use her prowess as a gifted artist... to support the pupils in developing their skills, while introducing them to a wide range of media and artistic techniques... Sue is a creative and imaginative practitioner who has the ability to inspire and motivate children."

Mr. Pridmore, Deputy Headteacher.

Riverside Community Primary School

"Sue is a very enthusiastic and talented artist, and has a very generous and kind nature. She is very approachable and helpful, and has a real enthusiasm for the children to enjoy and learn about art."

Lynn, a parent.

"I used to be in Artique which was run by Sue. We did watercolours, used clay and had lots of fun! It was really good and I wish that I could do it all over again... Thank you for teaching me a lot more about painting, and lots of other things about art."

Isaac (age 10).

"My boys loved the Art Club Sue ran... They learnt new techniques and were able to try media they might not normally be able to use. Sue was very patient with the children and was always happy to encourage them in any way."

Fleur, a parent.

"I enjoyed learning about shading and how to press hard or soft."

Ethan (age 8).

"Sue helped me to develop my skills when drawing still life."

Reece (age 12).

"I really enjoyed Sue's lessons, they are interesting, fun and brighten up my day. Sue's a really good teacher and goes through everything step by step - she explains so everyone understands. She never runs out of brilliant ideas for lessons and makes every lesson enjoyable."

Isobel (age 10).

"Marcus loves the picture of Widgeon. Thanks again!"

Kerry, who commissioned the portrait was for her partner's birthday.

"Neil is over the moon, he laughed his head off because it looked just like him! It captures his character and his different colouring."

Dawn's response on seeing the portrait of Alfie commissioned for her husband's birthday.

"I can't believe how much it looks like her. I'm really happy and so will my wife be. I'll recommend you to everyone!"

Ray's thoughts on seeing the portrait of Paige he had commissioned for his wife's birthday.

"It's gorgeous, it's lovely! I love his soft fur and all the detail - it looks just like him."

Michelle's response to the portrait of Walter commissioned for her birthday.

"It's beautiful!"

This was Annie's response on seeing the portrait of her daughters Jessica & Natalka, commissioned for her Mum's 60th birthday.