Sarah Sue McNeill


Sue McNeill was born in Belfast and educated at Battle Abbey & Millfield School, Somerset.  She obtained a Diploma of Art in 1974.  Post Graduate study with Kenneth Webb and the Irish School of landscape Painting.

Elected Fellow, Irish School of Landscape Painting in 1975, and Elected Member of the Ulster Society of Women Artist in 1977 and Treasurer of U.S.W.A, 1989-1999, and Vice President from 2000 until 2003.

Sue was a part-time lecturer with North Down & Ards College, and ‘The Irish School of Landscape Paintings’, but has resigned to develop her own paintings.

She founded “Ladybird Art Studio”, in Donaghadee. Co Down in 1978, with a purpose built Studio facing the Irish Sea, where she provides professional training for painters in all media. She demonstrates in oils, acrylic, watercolours and mixed media, to varies art groups and societies throughout the North of Ireland, and also the south and west of Ireland.

Has received various commissions for feature panels on public and private buildings including Bank of Ireland, Planards limited, and John house London. She also has work in Private Collections in USA, France, England and Ireland.

Awarded a two-week residence course at Tyrone Guthrie Centre, New Bliss Ireland.

Invited with 11 other members of the Ulster Society of Women Artist, by The Women Painters of Washington, to exhibit in a Millennium exhibition in Seattle.

Exhibitions include;

Solo Exhibition   

                                 1990     Cork Arts Society, Cork.

                                 1990     Kenny Gallery Galway

                                 1994     Kenny Gallery Galway

                                 1995     Jonathan Swift Gallery Carrickfergus.

                                 1997     Kenny Gallery Galway

                                 1999     Kenny Gallery   Galway

      2002     Kenny Gallery Galway

      2005     Kenny Gallery Galway

      2007     Magilfineart Dublin

      2010     Purple Onion Gallery

      2018     Purple Onion Gallery  2 Man Exhibition

Group Exhibitions    National Society, London.

                                  Celtic Charisma, Mall Gallery London.

                                  Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast.

                                  Ulster Society of Women Artist.

                                  The Stables Gallery. Ballymoney.       

                                  The Bell Gallery Belfast.

                                  The Jonathan Swift Gallery Carrickfergus.

                                  Gilmore Gallery, Holywood.

                                       Gallery 148, Holywood

                                  Kenny Gallery Galway

                                  Combridge Fine Arts Dublin

                                  Cill Rialaig   Ballinsikelligs Co Kerry

                                  Solo Art (Irish &European Art Dealers)

                                  James Gallery Dublin

                               Magilfineart  Dublin

                                  Leinster Gallery Dublin/ Trinity Gallery Dublin

                                        Clifden Antiques and Art

                                   Bold Gallery Galway

                                   Purple Onion Co Roscommon