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"Throughout her career Sarah has returned to her home county after painting in the wilds of Ireland, rockpools of Cornwall and calm urban lakes of Kew Gardens. ... (to the) intense study of the Oxfordshire tributaries and valleys of the River Thames. These intimately scaled paintings complement a body of work which includes monumental canvases of bold, abstract composition filling one’s field of vision..."


Winston Willow


Curiculum Vitae

1952 Born Oxford

1970–71 VSO Kenya

1971–74 Sheffield University

1975–76 Hornsey College of Art

1976–79 Central School of Art and Design

1978 Phoebe Llewellyn Smith Prize

1979–81 Slade School of Fine Art (MA)

1981 Boise Travelling Scholarship

1981–82 Junior Fellow, Cardiff College of Art (SGIHE)

1982 Visiting Lecturer, Birmingham Polytechnic

1983 Visiting Lecturer, Central School of Art and Design

1985–89 Artist-in-Residence, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

1987 Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art

1988 Visiting Lecturer, Cardiff College of Art, Portsmouth Polytechnic

1990,’91,’92 Artist-in-Residence, Kvitavatn Arts Festival, Norway

1991– 2023 Teaching at Sunningwell School of Art and OCC Community Education

1992 Commission for The Caring Arts, Bradford at St Luke’s Hospital

2001,05,09 ‘Art in Situ’ European Artists residencies, France


EXHIBITIONS (selected)


1980 Young Contemporaries, ICA London ‘London University, lnstitute of Education (solo show)

1982 The Gallery, Cardiff College of Art

1983 Woodlands Gallery, Blackheath, London SE3

1986 Watermans Arts Centre, Brentford, Middx (solo show)

1988 ‘Kew, the British Garden’, CCA Galleries, London

1988 ‘Artist of the Day’, Angela Flowers Gallery, London (solo show)

1998 Wolfson College, Oxford (solo show)

1992 Luxters Fine Art, Henley

1993 The Henley Exhibition Centre

1994 ‘Small is Beautiful’, Flowers East

1995 Summer Exhibition, Cadogan Contemporary

1995 The Picture Gallery, Christ Church, Oxford (solo show)

1997 Chichester Open New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

1998 Beardsmore Gallery, London

1999 The Hunting Art Prizes, RCA and Victoria Gallery, Bath

1999 Chichester Open

2000 The Hunting Art Prizes, RCA

2001 The Hunting Art Prizes, RCA

2001 Merriscourt Gallery

2002 The Hunting Art Prizes, RCA

2003, 2005 ‘Art in Situ’, France Atelier Koch, France

2006 RA Summer Exhibition

2006 Art in Situ, France

2006 Wiseman Gallery, Oxford

2009 Art in Situ, France

2012 River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames, (solo show)

2012 “D’Ifinis Paysages” Exhibition of “Aquarium”, an association of European Artists at Zundorf Wehrtum Museum, Cologne, Germany 3 June – 1 July

2014 Radley College, Oxford 3 – 17 October




Paintings in Hospitals; University College, London; Wolfson College, Oxford; Warneford Hospital, Oxford; Maison des Ramieres, France;

Private collections in Europe, USA, Japan

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