United KingdomImpressionist Contemporary
"Overall my intention is to put into my pieces, feelings we have when we see beauty in nature and in our history, crumbling plaster and the traces of peeling paint inside a dilapidated farmhouse past repair, a collapsed roof of an old, abandoned cottage that has it’s rafters exposed or an old, tumbledown dry stone wall where the remains of the building nearby can barely be traced under our feet."
As a self-taught artist, Sarah finds that her paintings are the result of exploration and trial & error. Her current works come from years of experimenting with texture. Incorporating recycled materials, Sarah creates a foundation by layering overlapping torn pieces of paper and fragments of card, using pastes, gesso, cotton, wire, string, or nails to make each piece work. At some point she might then rip off certain textures which can add further depths, cracks and crevasses and add to the expression of the piece. True life news clippings or accounts of lives from parish records from the 19th century might then be woven in amidst the layers. Sarah’s aim is to portray the reality of working life in the mills and fishing villages of nineteenth century Britain. Her paintings are at once intriguing and compelling, a new and exciting way to bring the past to life.Show more Show Less