My paintings are inspired by walking the beautiful countryside that surrounds me. My paintings are vibrant and dynamic; bursting with colour and texture. My main medium is acrylic paint and I often incorporate other mixed media such as spray paint, oil bar and ink into my work. Studio visits welcome by appointment.
‘It has been a pleasure to work with Sarah from the moment my husband came across her work on line. Sarah was keen to help and advise us and offer a way around delivering what we hoped to buy whilst meeting covid guidelines and keeping everyone safe. We were spoilt for choice as so much of her work appealed, for us the clever use of colour, along with the style and especially the subject matter was a perfect blend and we eventually settled upon ‘Making Tracks’.We live in a renovated mid century home and had been searching for some time, for the perfect painting to sit in pride of place, in our main living space and ‘Making Tracks’ was exactly what we had hoped for. We are delighted with our purchase and enjoy looking at the painting every day.’
Mrs Duffy – Reigate
‘We are delighted with the piece we bought and I really can’t stop looking at it. I hope we can buy more in the future. The time Sarah takes to make sure the framing is perfect and the after sales care is great.’
Mrs Parker – Haslemere
I gained a BA(Hons) in Fine Art and a PGCSE (Westminster College, University of Oxford) and have been teaching art in secondary schools for 25 years.
I am at my happiest when outside and walking the landscape. As a regular walker, I love to take in the seasons and experience how they create an ever changing landscape. Be it wind, sun, hail or fog, it’s often the weather conditions along with smells, colours and textures that evoke the mood of a moment.
I respond intuitively to each of the landscapes that I have walked and seek to capture the elemental nature and energy of a place rather than to record a literal interpretation.
Like the patina of time, my work is multi-layered and built up and scraped back over time. Base layers are often revealed in part and this adds both depth and textural variety to my outcomes.
I like to contrast elements of tight, structured paint work with loose, atmospheric washes and gestural marks. Colour and texture are both dominant elements in my paintings. Expect to see a mixture of sweeping brush strokes, palette knife work, dripping paint, scratched back surfaces and washy pools of paint.
Love for the Surrey Hills
I love living in the Surrey Hills! The majority of my work is inspired by walking the countryside in which I live. My favourite landscapes include the meadowland beneath The Chantries, Abinger Roughs, Abinger Common, Holmbury St Mary and the Merrow Downs. My paintings reflect the ever-changing colours and textures of the seasons. I always return to walking sections of the North Downs Way, the ancient pilgrimage route from Winchester to Canterbury cathedral. I often wonder who has walked in the footsteps before me. For me, happiness is being outdoors walking in nature, listening to bird song, spotting native wildflowers and breathing the colours in.