After school, sarah graham studied for a foundation course in art and design, followed by a ba in fine art. whilst studying, sarah organised a public exhibition in the empty floors above the pub she was working in, from which she began selling work. This experience was invaluable as it helped sarah to realise that she could make a living being an artist. from that point onwards sarah graham has been consistently exhibiting and selling her art throughout the uk and abroad.... more
Sarah is entirely motivated by colour, and as a realist painter, this inevitably leads to the subject matter of toys and sweets. It allows sarah to explore extremely vivid colour and at the same time manipulate the structure and form of an image. having trawled sweetshops, markets, eBay, and her mother's attic to find her subject, sarah takes a staged photograph before beginning the painting process. sarah translates the image onto canvas by lightly sketching it in yellow paint, followed by a more detailed under painting which acts as a map for the final painting.