Venue 9

Sarah Knox

OPEN: 4/5 & 11/12 SEPTEMBER

34 Brighton Place
Enter from the wooden double side garden gate on Rosefield Place

Immerse yourself in Sarah’s exquisite watercolours and oil paintings. Based in Edinburgh, Sarah is renowned for her evocative paintings of the Scottish landscape which capture a feeling of lost worlds through expressive atmosphere, light and colour.

Since lockdown Sarah has refocused her research and work; drawing ‘en plein-air’ in her immediate surroundings; Dr Neil’s Garden, the Botanics, Malleny Gardens and the Forth shoreline. In the studio she explores new motifs for a series called ‘Lost worlds’, and through the process of making multiple drawings and paintings she is finding a pictorial language for our changed world in watercolours, oil paintings and prints.

Sarah’s process begins with the gentle application of pigment on textured watercolour paper, gesso or canvas which is placed flat, and this surface is loosely brushed. The first coats of paint pigment react with this ground, creating fluid pools of colour. Rather than work against these abstract forms, Sarah uses them so that landscape emerges through subsequent layers. Her painting and prints occupy a realm between an observed encounter and her memory of a place. Sarah exhibits widely and has represented Scotland in this year’s Fabriano in Acquarello international watercolour exhibition in Italy.

Artist Talk: Making Connections
Suns 5 & 12 Sept, 2pm


Sarah studied Fine Art at the universities of Exeter and London and had a rich career working for The Scottish Arts Council in arts broadcasting for Scottish Television and as a Gallery Education Manager for The Fruitmarket Gallery before returning to her first love of art teaching. Following more than 20 years in the classroom, Sarah has retired from formal art teaching and now paints full time at Beaverhall Studios in Edinburgh. She is a freelance educator for The National Galleries of Scotland and enjoys teaching a plein-air landscape painting course.

Recent Exhibitions:
Stepping Forward, Velvet Easel Gallery 2021
Representing Scotland at Fabriano in Acquarello, international watercolour exhibition, Italy 2018 and 2021
Maggie’s Centre, Dundee 2019
Art in Healthcare, Inverleith House 2018
Salon - Edinburgh Printmakers 2018
Only Connect, Wells-next-the-sea 2018
Art in Healthcare, Arusha Gallery 2018 -2017
Summer Exhibition, Fidra Fine Art 2017







opening times:
sats - 10am-6pm
suns - 11am-5pm


Studio includes some outdoor aspect

Studio open By Appointment Mon-Fri 6th-10th Sept