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. She studied botanical art with the Society of Botanical Artists and was made a full member in 2014.
She has written a number of magazine articles that have appeared in publications, including International Artist, Leisure Painter, Paint, and The World of Watercolour.
Sarah exhibits locally on the Wirral and with the SBA in London and Frankfurt.
She has won several awards including the St Cuthberts Mill Award and the Margaret Granger Award with the SBA, and the Schmincke Award with the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.
Sarah is also a member of Irby Artists' Association, Wirral Society of Arts, North Wales Society of Fine Art and Grosvenor Art Society.
“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.”