NATURES DETAILS EXHIBITION AT HARDINGS FRAMING & GALLERY, WARSASH
4TH – 18TH NOVEMBER
Sarah’s passion for illustrating the natural world stems from a childhood fascination with the subject and her work in the field of ecology and conservation. Her artwork depicts natural forms in a variety of media. Her exquisitely detailed watercolours of botanical subjects have won several awards including a Certificate of Botanical Merit for her ‘A view inside – Echinacea purpurea’ from the Society of Botanical Artists, London.
The collection of paintings that will be exhibited at Hardings will depict a cabinet of natural curiosities, ranging from shells and stones, to birds and feathers, along with some of her botanical art work.
Watercolour is the predominant medium she uses, but her detailed work is also portrayed using acrylics on natural linen canvas. In addition she often explores the world of printmaking, producing hand cut and printed lino-cuts, several of which have been published in a poetry anthology about freshwater birds.
Sarah enjoys sharing her passion and skills by teaching independently, at the Hants & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and Peter Symonds College AHEd.
Hardings’ gallery manager, Claire Weston, comments: “Being a keen gardener and frequent walker, prone to collecting pebbles or leaves along the way, I am in awe of Sarah’s ability to capture, in minuscule detail, the variations of nature’s bounty. Her works sometimes show natural objects painted in regimented groups, brilliantly showing off their variations. It is these and her botanical pieces which are particularly reminiscent of the beautiful historical watercolours employed to illustrate ancient herbals and pharmacopoeia. These works are like snapshots of intriguing collections one might find in numerous museums’ natural history displays; you’ll find yourself transfixed as you explore the subjects.”
Sarah will also be painting in the gallery – keep an eye on the website for further information.