Sarah, using the Albion Press at Albatross Print Studio, 2022.
Sarah studied BA Fine Art printmaking in Cardiff from 2002-2005. She now lives in rural west Somerset with her partner and their rescue dog.
Sarah predominately works with monoprint, lino block and mixed media on paper and canvas. She is inspired by organic forms and structures, coastal topography, symbolism and poetry. Working intuitively, she applies multiple layers, overpainting or printing and embossing pattern into surfaces. Sarah is a member of the Somerset Printmakers group.
Sarah is a director of Albatross Print Studio in Watchet, which opened in 2021. The studio is part of the new East Quay development, which houses contemporary art galleries and a range of artists’ studios and workshops. Albatross is equipped to support a range of fine art printmaking disciplines including silkscreen, intaglio and relief printing. The studio offers courses and workshops for all levels of ability as well as resources for professional artists. There will be regular exhibitions and events held at Albatross throughout the year.
East Quay Art Centre, Watchet, 2021.
Sculpture marking the South West Coast Path in Minehead, 2021.
Sarah is also known for designing the sculpture, which marks the start of the South West Coast Path running 630 miles from Minehead to Poole.
Sarah’s work has been published in several books and she has exhibited her work widely in the south west of England over the past 20 years.
Somerset College of Art and Design
2000 – 2001 Foundation Studies Art and Design
University of Cardiff – Howard Gardens
2002 – 2005 BA (Hons) Fine Arts, Specialism Printmaking
Sarah is a qualified Occupational Therapist and has spent the past 13 years working within a variety of health and social care settings. Her work has often involved supporting people directly through creative activities such as ceramics, painting, singing and storytelling. Sarah has also worked in America alongside children and young adults with learning and sensory needs, using nature and creative activities to support them therapeutically.
Sarah now works part-time in the private sector as well as managing the administration and marketing at Two Rivers Paper Mill, who make by hand high quality artist’s papers, sketchbooks and journals.
You can also follow Sarah’s development on Instagram.