My artistic experience has covered a wide variety of disciplines and mediums, ranging from areas such as fine art, mechanical drawing and fashion design. This has enabled me to become a versatile artist.
I studied HND in Fine Art at Hastings College, and from there went straight to Camberwell College of Art to gain an MA in Printmaking, while simultaneously completing an Artist in Residence at Intaglio Printmaker, London. My HND tutor informed me at the time, that I was one of three exceptional students in eight years to leapfrog from Hastings College HND in Fine Art, directly to an MA. Following my MA I completed my studies by gaining a PGCE Teaching qualification.
I have exhibited my work in London and the South East including at RK Burt, Southwark, St Martin in the Fields, Bodiam Castle, Greenstede Gallery, East Grinstead, Nevill Gallery, Canterbury, Fairfax Gallery and Blue Moon in Tunbridge Wells, The Studio, Otford, and in Hastings at the Stables Theatre, the Arts Forum and the Pier.
I have artwork in corporate settings, as well as private collections in the UK and abroad. Over the years I have taken on commissions, including portraits, illustrations, and graphics. I am passionate and dedicated to working to a high standard on both commissions and my own personal artistic journey.
I enjoy working instinctively and exploring a variety of technical challenges. Through a broad range of subject matter and an innovative approach, I love to push the boundaries. I feel this keeps my work fresh. Whilst at Hastings College of Art I discovered monoprinting (please see below). I realised this was the medium that finally allowed me to create imagery in which I could combine telling a story with my interest in the spiritual realm and fed into my work in other mediums such as oil painting.
What is Monoprinting?
Monoprint uses the word mono because every print is unique. There are many ways to create monoprints, but I use the following technique for most of mine: These pieces of original artwork are created by applying coloured oil-based etching inks onto three plastic sheets, each with one primary colour. The image is worked directly into the ink and not the plastic sheet, by wiping & dabbing the ink. Each colour is then overprinted onto paper, using a press that is similar to a mangle, therefore an original one-off piece of artwork is created. The monoprinting process that I use is a lengthy process & at the end of the process, I risk all to push the print to the next level.
"Sarah is the most patient, gentle and positive person. She encourages people to explore what they can each achieve to help build their artistic confidence and ability in a very relaxed creative setting. Simply 'quietly fabulous' in breaking down the fear of painting and drawing using various techniques for beginners to the more experienced. I really enjoy the relaxed creative atmosphere."