I'm a freelance artist working out of my studio at Harrow Arts Centre in North West London.
I enjoy painting in acrylic and especially watercolour with it’s spontaneous, fluid, splashy nature which lends itself particularly to movement. My art was originally inspired by my dancing daughter. I love the feelings of freedom, energy and invincibility that dance creates and aim to portray the essence of a powerful, graceful dancer in motion.
I sketch from life, then with the aid of photos turn those sketches into final works. My daughter's dancing days didn't last too long so I've had to find inspiration elsewhere. I sketch a few times a year during the National Ballet rehearsals and have recently been sketching the very talented Harrow School of Gymnastics squad during practice.
I'm self taught however supplement my learning with classes locally and at City Lit in Covent Garden.
I’ve worked for 20 years as a Product Manager in mobile telecoms and IT and still do some part time IT support. I volunteer a couple of times a week with St. Luke's Hospice in Kenton, where I enjoy spending time creating art with the patients.
My latest gymnastic series will be called leap. The name reflecting both the agile gymnast and the leap of faith I'm taking with my career change to art. I post my sketches and works in progress on Instagram and Facebook where you can follow my journey. Please sign up to my mailing list if you'd like to keep up to date with what I am working on and any special offers.
Lastly, I’m delighted to have paintings on display at two of my favourite places. The home cooked food is amazing, both have great views and you will always receive a warm welcome - well worth a visit:
Sarah’s Cafe, Harrow, London www.sarahs-cafe.co.uk