About

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 Aire Place Studios

 

Artist Statement

My work is driven by an interest in the physical properties of materials and surfaces, the act of painting itself, and a need to process and respond to personal and collective experiences and narratives. Recent work explores themes of identity, isolation, spirituality, religion, the body and recovery (both individual and collective), often in the context of the natural world.

 

My current practice focuses on ideas surrounding bathing, cleansing, water-based rituals and historical associations and mythologies of women and water.   

 

Current/Recent Exhibitions

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

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

 

Publications
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.