This is the start of my new painting of Holly, Ilex aquifolium, Argentea Marginata. It's based on photographs I took at Ness Botanic Gardens. I drew it free hand onto watercolour paper and have just started to add the background using a wet wash of midnight green and neutral tint. I will be posting photographs of if as it progresses.
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.”