Sara grew up in the Welsh town of Llanelli in South Wales after having spent her first three years in Cambridge where she was born.
Pure wool and its texture fascinate Sara. It is so versatile, its fibrous structure and clinging habit further its use into an expressive art medium. It has an absorbing attraction and she likes to get her hands into the materials she uses! Sara's aim is to stretch the boundaries of wool and get down to the fibres themselves, which when dyed can be mixed together by combing to create a palette of colours! The wool can almost lose its identity in the frame but retains a unique quality of depth and texture.
The wool is just held by the glass, no glue is used and the picture is built up by placing teased dyed fibres down as if using dry paint! Distinctive lines are achieved by twisting the fibres. Sara receives the wool as a greasy, dirty fleece and handworks every process to produce a fibre to work with, this means washing, teasing and dyeing it before she can begin creating her art!
Sara has been developing and perfecting her ideas and techniques since 1999 when she began experimenting to create different effects. Then followed in 2000 the creation of landscapes, seascapes, still life, portraits, nudes and abstracts. She finds the effect of just using the natural brown and white wool of the Jacob breed very appealing.
During the last 10 years Sara has exhibited in galleries in the UK in Wales, Devon and Cornwall. Abroad she has had exhibitions in the Paris area, the Limousin region and the south of France.
The Panache Gallery is able to organise private commissions of Sara's wonderful and unique work and has a number of her pictures available in the gallery. Please contact us to discuss you requirements.
Panache Gallery & Gifts - 1 Fore Street, Kingsand, Cornwall PL10 1NA