As a self-taught artist Sarah finds that her paintings are the result of exploration and trial and error. Her current works come from years of experimenting with texture. Incorporating recycled materials Sarah creates a foundation by layering overlapping fragments of torn shapes and edges of paper and card, scrim, wire and sacking onto misshapen pieces of board. Pigment is applied, then wiped or sanded away to expose interesting lines and markings and allowing the buildings to be revealed.
COMMENT Sarah’s love of textures, of old buildings and history leads her to portray run-down harbour scenes with secret alley ways, old steps and smuggler’s haunts as well as being drawn towards capturing dark and moody landscapes with isolated cottages or dilapidated mills on the hillside. Her paintings are at once intriguing and compelling, a new and exciting way to bring the past to life.