Sarah was born in 1974 in Wales, U.K and currently lives near the Brecon Beacons. After attending Aberdare Girls School, she then studied Art at Swansea University, the course was an inspiring and influential learning experience.
Sarah is particularly interested in working in charcoal and mixed media. The freedom offered by the use of charcoal creates a dramatic and varied mark. Shadows and open white spaces take on realities that have a gravitas not discovered with pencil. The fluidity provides the observer with an opportunity to create new impressions with the imagination.
Influences include Kyffin Williams, his dramatic paintings involving the essential elements of the Welsh landscapes, occasionally brought together using dramatic shades of black and white.
Sarah's work draws on the wide open landscapes mainly of the Brecon Beacons and the Welsh Coast, reinterpreting them with the help of contemporary elements and markings. Sarah does not produce an accurate representation but aims to evoke a sense of personal experience, to create an image which brings together different aspects of the landscape, making it a picture derived from her empathy with a particular place. Those places being the spaces and landscapes she encounters every day.
I am located in Aberdare, Mid glamorgan .