Sarah is a landscape painter based in Norfolk, UK, where she spends a lot of time drawing in the lanes, fields and marshes around where she lives. Her work sells regularly through exhibitions in galleries and art fairs and a number of her works are in private and public collections. Sarah also curates exhibitions and runs creative workshops for all ages.
“The South Norfolk Marshes are a wild place, a place where you are close to the elements. Winter, raw and unforgiving, summer, baked and exposed. They are a place of familiarity and home to me, space to think and breathe but have an edge of unease, no shelter or protection. Sky and light are reflected in the links, dykes and ditches which carve their way through the marshes.
I love the process and experimentation that goes hand in hand with painting and have found that over the years I have incorporated and honed elements that I am drawn to. The black graphic line echoes the shadows cast over the landscape by hedgrows, furrows, trees helping to create strong compositions which are also reminiscent of the printmakers line. Combined with a dynamic, intense colour I create my own interpretation and response to what I feel is my landscape. I feel an emotional connection and am constantly in awe of the multitude of vibrant colour which is there if you look long enough.” Sarah Cannell, Painter.