Solid, tactile and exquisitely crafted from wood layered with gesso, precious metal leaf and delicate oil glazes, these highly collectable gilded blocks are small in scale but large in symbolic meaning and presence. They take direct inspiration from years of historical commission work and hark back to the contemplative devotional works of mediaeval times. The blocks recently featured in an article in the Evening Standard.
Teaching Work – Community Engagement
Sarah has many years’ experience running art workshops, activities and events for a range of age groups. She knows first hand that art enhances lives and that engaging in an artistic activity can have a tremendous impact on health and well-being. Her particular interest is working to bring these benefits to older people and disadvantaged young people.
“She takes great pains to design a range of engaging, imaginative art activities with the needs of everyone in mind and which give opportunities for people of all abilities to work with different materials and approaches to fine and applied arts. We highly recommend Sarah as an artist who delivers enjoyable and inspiring workshops that help make a difference to the lives of participants.”
– Effie Phillips, Community Engagement Manager, Dulwich Picture Gallery
Clients/Ongoing Employment and Projects include: Dulwich Picture Gallery, in particular their “Good Times – Art for Older People” programme; Surrey Cricket “Chance to Shine” Community Outreach Programme; Sutton Youth Services; Amicus Horizon Ltd; St Saviour’s C of E Primary School
Painting – Sarah is a painter with over 25 years’ experience working in fine and applied arts.
She worked for many years as a muralist and specialist copy artist for historic trusts and private clients. She paints landscapes, still life and portraits in oils, watercolours and chalks.
Sarah’s “Still Life Blocks” are highly collectable miniature works of art. Born out of 20 years of historical painting work and a recent commission to explore symbolism in Dutch Old Master style painting, these little gilded blocks are small in scale but large in presence.
On a different scale altogether Sarah is about to begin work on an 8 metre long mural.
Teaching – Sarah has taught a range of age groups over the years. She is currently a teaching artist at Dulwich Picture Gallery and has co-run an art club with her colleague Louisa Loizeau at a local primary school for 12 years. Her work together with colleague Deborah Charles at Surrey Cricket’s nationwide charity “Chance to Shine” was nominated for an award.
As well as enjoying witnessing how creativity can improve well-being, working with young and old brings so much to Sarah’s own work and thinking.
Phone: 07886 971 732
Postal address: Clockwork Studios, 38 Southwell Road, London SE5 9PG