About Sally Leuchars


Born in Christchurch New Zealand, Sally has travelled widely. Her initial training was at the Auckland Society of Arts and with Belinda Wilson.  She has a Bachelor of Arts from Auckland University. She travelled to London and did a portraiture course at the Heatherley School of Art. Sally belongs to the Portrait Artists of Australia network.


​How  I  like to work with you


Once you have decided to commission a portrait, we  talk about what you want, how big and  who you want in the painting.  I take several photos of you and as the painting is being worked on I will ask for another sitting if this is possible.  I find that as clients lives are busy its often hard to put aside several hours during  daylight hours to sit.  Animal portraits are done only by photos. I take many photos of your pet while getting to know them.


I take a desposit of half the portrait fee before beginning and the balance at pickup.  I am often asked how much a portrait will cost. This varies naturally with the size and complexity of the painting.








Sally Leuchars

Portrait artist


Sally is a freelance portrait artist with 25 years experience. She divides her time between her studios in Melbourne and Auckland.