ART HOUSES + CAFES
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