The watercolour painting of Holly is finished. When I have completed a painting I usually put it out of sight for a couple of weeks. Then when I get it out again and look at it with fresh eyes it is easier to see where corrections or alterations should be made.
I have just started to add deeper reds to the berries, also adding raindrops onto the leaves. I probably should be working on the rest of the leaves, but I was impatient and wanted to get going on the raindrops. Adding the raindrops is my favourite part of any painting.
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.”