Still Life Blocks – Oil on Gilded Pine
6.5cm x 4.5 cm x 3cm
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 presence. They are a meaningful distillation of over two decades of historical commission work (see below). The blocks recently featured in an article in the Evening Standard.
Historical Originals and Master Copies – Commission Work
Most Recent Work: Mixed Media on Paper
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; The Creative Arts Club at Bell House, Dulwich: https://www.bellhouse.co.uk
Painting – Sarah is a painter with over 25 years’ experience working in fine and applied arts. She has worked for many years as a muralist and specialist artist for historic trusts and private clients.
Sarah’s “Still Life Blocks” are highly collectable miniature works of art. Born out of over 20 years of historical painting work and a recent commission to explore traditional symbolism in Still Life painting, these gilded blocks are small in scale but large in presence.
Sarah also paints landscapes, portraits , still life and is currently working in mixed media.
Teaching – Sarah has taught a range of age groups over the years. She is a teaching artist at Dulwich Picture Gallery and runs art clubs at a local primary school (together with artist Louisa Loizeau) and Bell House Dulwich, amongst others. Her outreach work, together with colleague Deborah Charles, was nominated for an award by Surrey Cricket’s nationwide charity “Chance to Shine”.As well as enjoying witnessing how creativity can improve well-being, working with young and old brings so much to Sarah’s studio work.
Phone: 07886 971 732
Postal address: Clockwork Studios, 38 Southwell Road, London SE5 9PG