Sarah’s father bought her first oil paints when she was about 8 years old, and she instantly fell in love with them. Throughout school and university Sarah explored other media, but was always drawn back to oils.
After school, Sarah studied for a foundation course in art and design, followed by a BA (hons) in Fine Art at De Montfort University, Leicester. Whilst studying she organised a public exhibition with other art students on the course. At the time she was working in a pub, and
realised that the empty floors above would make a superb gallery. So with the help of her fellow students (and permission from the brewery), she set up a space from which she began selling work. This experience was invaluable as it helped Sarah to realise that she could make a living from her art.
“I am entirely motivated by colour, and as a realist painter, along with being a big kid at heart, this inevitably lead to the subject matter of toys and sweets. It allows me to explore extremely vivid colour, and at the same time manipulate the structure and form of an image.”