Sarah graduated in Environmental Illustration at the University of Sunderland in 1996. With help from the Prince’s Trust she began printmaking full time, which started a love affair with lino. Using traditional printing techniques, with the same set of tools she has used since her very first linocut, designs are carved into lino blocks. Prints are pulled using linseed oil ink which then allows some pieces being additionally tinted with watercolour to give added texture.
Influenced by wildlife, be it fluffy, furry or feathered, Sarah has continued to explore a variety of themes, the hare being a particular favourite. The current collection of work has focused on the positioning of each subject on the paper. The space to let the viewer decide on what the animal is thinking, it’s next move or feeling. Works are held in private collections across the globe and have been commissioned by the National Trust, Artists Cards Ltd, and Holland & Holland, Mayfair, London, and can be seen at galleries throughout the UK. A collection of 90 art cards compliments the limited edition original linocuts.
Sarah now lives and works from her home ‘The Pink House’ in Cumbria alongside her artist husband David, two children, Rosie and Woody and her new muse, Bonzo the mini long haired dachshund.