Originally from Surrey, England, I trained with one of the foremost Restorers of painted and decorated Antiques, Mr Reginald Dudman of London. During my years with Mr. Dudman I gained a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the techniques of period Master Craftsmen and Artists. I worked on some of the most important pieces for private collectors, the antiques trade and Museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum. one of my most noted projects in the 1980's was working on the restoration of the painted and gilded throne canopy that houses the throne from where the Queen opens Parliament in the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster.
On leaving Reginald Dudman's studio I moved to Dorset where I ran my own decorative and applied arts and restoration business for approximately 16 years. My many clients included the Hon.T Lindsay of Hedingham Castle and I exhibited my own original crafts and paintings at such venues as Longleat house, Waterperry House, Chaterhouse school, Losely house and Highclere Castle. During this time I was inspired by the beautiful Dorset countryside to paint more of my own paintings and receiving a positive response to my work gave me the confidence to concentrate entirely on this.
After visiting Ireland in 2001 and falling in love with the truly beautiful countryside I and my partner decided to sell up and move to Ireland and home now is County Tipperary. In the Summer of 2005 I had a residency at the really inspirational Cill Rialaig Artist's retreat in Co.Kerry followed by a solo exhibition at the Origin Gallery Dublin and then the gallery at Cill Rialaig. I have had two further solo exhibition at the Origin gallery and two with the Lee Gallery in Cork, but mostly I am now represented by Kilcock art gallery co. Kildare where I have had three successful solo exhibitions. My work adorns numerous private collections. In 2010 I was invited by the President of the all Ireland Polo club to exhibit a collection of my Polo paintings at the pavilion club house in the phoenix park Dublin. I have also shown work at the slane art gallery Co.Meath and WH.Pattersons of London, England. Two of my paintings have been purchased for the state art collection. My paintings have appeared in magazines such as the international artists magazine and I was selected to exhibit at the Mercers hall in the city of London as part of the NOA (national open art exhibition).
A quote about Sarah's work by renowned Artist Mr. Peter Curling-
'Sarah's paintings show a remarkable feel for the Irish landscape, wildlife and all animals in their natural surroundings. Her unique handling of oil paints and her subtle palette give her paintings a special light and help her to capture the stillness of the quiet corners she chooses to paint. Her affinity with nature comes across strongly and the smaller details in her paintings have been closely observed, giving her work an authenticity which is rarely found'