About me

sarah-smith-photo-newI am a freelance artist and illustrator based in North Oxfordshire. My visual interpretations are conveyed through a very graphic style. I thoroughly enjoy experimenting with different materials and techniques, that often involves adopting different approaches which quenches my inquisitive mind and gives me a challenge to my work. I have revisited some of my previous work and pushed the concept further either with paint on canvas or manipulating it digitally.

I enjoy the surprise element as a piece of work comes together well, this is often unexpected but so gratifying. It seems its all been worth it. In retrospect my work is extremely varied to illustrating stories such as ‘The Ugly Duckling’:  to painting my series of ‘Lilies’ as a subject matter:  to creating a series ‘Cheeky Chickens’  which are light-hearted and wacky with a touch of humour. I graduated from Oxford Cherwell Valley College in 2007 in Graphic Design & Illustration. During my studies I was shortlisted for the Students Award at the V&A with my series of The Nightingale & the Rose images. Then in 2012 ‘The Courtyard Theater’ in London used my image to advertise for ‘The Love of the Nightingale’ by Timberlake Wertenbaker for a play from Greek Mythology. I have exhibited in London at The Brick Lane Gallery in 2014.

I am now challenging myself to re-invent my style. I feel the need to liberate and be much more free and loose in my work and have arrived at a point where I want to explore and challenge my approach with different mark making, mediums and techniques. I want to move away from the graphic and illustrative style of my work, and become much freer and looser with fewer details leaving it to the viewer’s imagination.

I am exhibition in the Church Lane Gallery in Banbury OX16 5LT  where you can see an wonderful eclectic mix of artists showing their stunning work. Please do drop by if you are in Banbury and have a chat with the artist that will be stewarding.

The Church Lane Gallery Banbury OX16 5LT

You are very welcome to visit me in my studio in Milcombe just outside Banbury North Oxfordshire.

Please feel free to contact me by email: sarah@sarahbsmith.com

I look forward to seeing very soon. Thank you for your visiting my website. Sarah