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 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.”