Sarah Watson BA (Hons) explores the beauty and dynamism of the natural landscape, travelling to the most stunning and diverse areas of the UK and beyond to paint. She is particularly in thrall to the constantly changing colours and endless drama in the skies and countryside as the seasons change. The landscape itself is sometimes almost completely abstracted but the form is still held.
She works almost exclusively en plein air, channelling her immediate emotional response to the surrounding countryside into expressive marks and colour. More recently, lockdown had forced Sarah to work from photographs she has taken in previous months and paint within her studio environment. This has brought about an unexpected freedom, where the self-imposed constraints of en plein air painting were broken, allowing her to use brand new autumn and winter palettes in landscapes previously too cold to face outside.
She has exhibited in four one woman shows across the UK, and is represented by Gallery6 in Newark.
She featured on the Sky Arts television show Landscape Artist Of The Year in 2016, and was accepted for membership of the exclusive Lincolnshire Artists’ Society in 2019.
Born in Oakham, Rutland, in 1972, Sarah graduated from De Montfort University with a First Class degree in Combined Arts in 1994, specializing in Abstract Painting.
After 15 years working in the music industry, she settled in Lincolnshire to devote her time entirely to painting.
2019 & 2020: Lincolnshire Artists Society annual group exhibitions
2019: Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham, Solo Exhibition ‘From Dark To Light’
2017: Romeo Jones Dulwich, London, Solo Exhibition
2015: Woolpack Inn, Eskdale, Solo Exhibition, The Lakes: Landscape & Abstraction
2015: Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham, Solo Exhibition ‘Landscape To Abstraction’
2014: Creative Leicestershire Prize, Rutland Open Exhibition