I did a painting last year called Tough Up North from a photo supplied by Rickster on RB. He kindly sent me two photos and I have now used the second one as an inspiration for this painting, Swaledales are sheep of the North Yorkshire Moors
oil on canvas 80 × 80 cm 246 views 17.11.12 Featured in Superbly Visual, Painters Academics

Ricks photo

Tough Up North
by Sue Nichol


swaledale, yorkshire, sheep, sue nichol

My love of the sea stems from my childhood. I was born in Hartlepool on the North East coast and visited the little fishing village of Staithes often, as I still do today. The fishing cobles to be found on the North East coast serve as my models.

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  • Woodie
    Woodiealmost 2 years ago

    Your sheep are as good as your ships and boats Sue,
    Wonderful colours Cheers Neil

  • Thank you so much, Neil

    – Sue Nichol

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    What a fabulous painting. You have a great talent Sue ☺

  • Thank you for your lovely comment, Kira :)

    – Sue Nichol

  • Cal Kimola Brown
    Cal Kimola Brownalmost 2 years ago

    I love it Sue

  • Thank you Cal!

    – Sue Nichol

  • lynn carter
    lynn carteralmost 2 years ago

    Wow love this, beautiful xx

  • Thank you so much, Lynn:)

    – Sue Nichol

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...almost 2 years ago

    Hi Sue, fantastic works..so beautiful!!

    Sherri and Lee

  • Thank you…great! :))

    – Sue Nichol

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spaynealmost 2 years ago

    It amazes me how they survive each winter. Great painting Sue.

  • Thank you, Val and for the fave!

    – Sue Nichol

  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 2 years ago


  • Thank you, Leonid :))

    – Sue Nichol

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathalmost 2 years ago

    beautiful work sue!

  • Thank you, Linda!

    – Sue Nichol

  • Laura Butler
    Laura Butleralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Sue.

  • Thank you so much, Laura :))

    – Sue Nichol

  • PatChristensen
    PatChristensenalmost 2 years ago

    Beautifully done such details just wonderful work :)Pat

  • Many thanks for your lovely comment, Pat :)

    – Sue Nichol

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