Fifty Portraits

at 50mm, of 50 people like me


Portrait No 13 – Suzanne, artist

I feel a little guilty that anyone needs to be number 13 but I don’t think its unlucky though, in fact it’s quite the opposite, I think the first image has to be one of my favourites so far from the project.

Suzanne told me a fascinating story of how she had researched her family tree and found out that her Great, Great Granddad Edwin Ellis was a very successful marine landscape artist and I love how this image ties Suzanne and her work back to her ancestor (that’s his work on the wall).

Even more interesting is the fact that Edwin Ellis was born into a lace making family, much Suzanne’s work revolves around textiles often with the use of words and text and she’s inspired by the sea.

Once you hear the family history you realise that it was inevitable that Suzanne would become an artist, she has a business that’s evolved from making pieces for friends and family to having work for sale on Etsy and Not On The High Street and has clients worldwide that regularly commission her.

And as if that isn’t enough she also works in schools and produces her own artwork that one day she WILL have a solo exhibition !

You can see more of Suzanne’s work at and the links to her shops are on the website. Her Fine Art work can be found here.

(All images ©J Broughton Photography