Sarah is both a printmaker and a painter. She studied Illustration at degree level and spent most of this time in the print studio producing detailed and atmospheric collagraphs. The mark making, texture and linear quality in these works feature still in her current linocut prints and textured oil canvases.
The linocuts are botanical in theme, drawing on structure and detail in natural forms. Sarah hand mixes the inks so colour is carefully considered. She uses a muted, gentle palette and purposefully simple compositions.
The oil paintings are loosely based on land and seascapes drawn both from reference from travels, and from imagination. She rollers thin layers of colour as a base, and then paints the surface using palette knives. This gives a lovely contrast in textures within each piece.
Sarah uses pencil to sketch over the finished surface of both the linocut prints and the oil paintings. Thus tying together the two mediums with the simple pencil line.
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Hand printed linocut inspired by the overgrown edges of English Country Gardens, finished with pencil...