Steer issue 20 March - Page 21

ever dream of
successful artist?
so I decided to paint more. Prints were also produced
which ended up far and wide across the Midlands.
I painted one of my heroes, Robert Plant of Led
Zeppelin and had the idea of getting him to sign it.
Through a contact at Wolves (who he goes to see quite
often) I managed to arrange a meeting. He was amazing
and signed the painting for me; I went on to sell the
painting and donated all the proceeds to Acorns Hospice.
This started me on the path of getting my portraits signed
by their subjects. I have worked with some wonderful
people throughout my career including Liam Gallagher,
Johnny Depp, Jose Mourinho, Wayne Rooney, Gareth Bale,
Mike Tyson, Sir Roger Moore, Ryan Giggs, Bryan Ferry,
Brian May, Lee Westwood, Andrew Flintoff, Ian Botham,
Steven Knight and many more! It’s such an honour to
meet these people who like my work enough to sign it
and some of them now even own my work. But, there are
plenty more subjects I’d still like to paint.
As far as business is concerned I still have much to
learn. I’m trying to train my brain to be more business-like
and have now gone under Ash Lawrence’s wing who is a
business physiologist from Kent. It’s good to seek outside
advice as working on your own it’s hard to discover new
marketing and media ideas to promote yourself. I am
always grateful to anyone who helps me.
So, in conclusion I would say always chose a career
you love to do, yes big money (£25 a week was a huge
amount to me) is tempting, but job satisfaction is your
ultimate goal! Follow your passion and I’m sure you will
Contact Sue Verity - Verity Art,


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