My painting of Autumn Leaves won a highly commended, the Barbie Coates Trophy (for visitors choice), and was sold at the Irby Artists Autumn Exhibition yesterday. It was an excellent exhibition, and there were many visitors to it all day. I always enjoy the Irby exhibitions, the standard it really high, and the paintings are so varied and interesting. The committee work very hard to make it a sucessful day. I did my bit helping with the washing up after all the tea and scones.
Sarah is a Wirral based artist specializing in watercolour. She has written a number of magazine articles that have appeared in publications, including International Artist, Leisure Painter, and was cover artist for Paint magazine.
Sarah exhibits locally at galleries on the Wirral; in London, at Westminster Central Hall and the Mall Galleries; and recently in Frankfurt, at an exhibition space at Palmengarten. She has won many awards including the Margaret Granger Award with the Society of Botanical Artists, and the Schmincke Award with the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and the Maureen Hinchcliffe Award with Wirral Society of Arts.
Sarah is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists, Irby Artists’ Association and Wirral Society of Arts.
“I strive for representative and realistic images. I believe art should have the power to transform the commonplace into the exceptional. I look for beauty in the simplest subjects: foliage, grasses and raindrops.”