B. 1989, Grimsby
BA (Hons) Fine Art International, University of Leeds 2007-2011
(L’Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Grenoble 2009-2010)

Sarah is based in Leeds, and is a studio holder at Assembly House.


Artist Statement

My work has two main drivers: firstly, the need to process and respond to personal and collective human experience, and secondly, the never-ending exploration of how to do that with paint and surface.


Recent themes in my paintings include identity, connection, spirituality, religion, memory, and dreams, often explored within the context of the natural world.


My current practice builds upon ideas from my last body of work surrounding bathing, cleansing, water-based ritual, religion, and mythologies of women and water. It is now steadily flowing into an exploration of spirituality, queerness and connection as my own identity evolves, and new questions arise.


Upcoming Exhibitions:

July- September 2023: A Generous Space 3, Artist Support Pledge Shows, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield 

29th June-1st July 2023: Lulling the Tide, Sarah Hardy and Megan McClean, installation at Assembly House, Leeds



Current/Recent Exhibitions

8th June 2023 – 24th May 2024: Mise-en-scene (curated by Brushes with Greatness), London >
13th – 31st May: ‘Coalescence’, Contemporary Six, Manchester>
18th April- 4th May 2023: Art on a Postcard fundraiser for War Child UK
4th March – 2nd April 2023: IWD Showcase, Left Bank Leeds

February 2023: ‘Imbolc’, online group show>

December 2022: New Normal Projects, online group show

3rd-27th November: ‘Remember November’, Cole’s Gallery, Leeds

22nd September – 13th October: ‘Immersed’, New Normal Projects (online solo show)

26th August-29th September 2022: ‘The Artist & the Other, Aire Place Studios, Leeds
1-28 September 2022: ‘Tributaries’, Cole’s Gallery, Leeds


Exhibitions (past)

21st-22nd July 2018: Kirkstall Art Trail

5th-7th May 2018: Saltaire Arts Trail

7th July – 12th August 2017: ‘Engage in Colour’, Creative Arts Hub, Mirfield

27th September – 20th October 2017: ‘The Sea was Dark’, Aire Place Studios, Leeds (solo show)

15th-16th July 2017: Kirkstall Art Trail, Leeds

June-October 2013: ‘Abstract’, Forsters, Bradford

July 2011 – July 2013: Permanent display, Hidden Café, Leeds University

July-August 2011: ‘Keep Left’, Leeds Fine Art Degree Show

November 2009: ‘Nouveaux Projets’, L’Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

June-July 2009: ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’, St John’s Church, Leeds, UK

June 2008: ‘Pea Soup’, Lifton Studios, Leeds University, Leeds, UK



Art Maze Magazine, issue 33 >
Hecate Magazine, Winter 2021 ‘Decay’
Acrylic: Do More Art, Rita Isaac, Lawrence King Publishing
Pylot Magazine, Issue 2 ‘The Makers’

Smaller pieces and prints are available to purchase here, for availability of larger works or commissions please get in touch