Sara Netherway is a painter living and working on the Isle of Wight, UK. Born in Leicestershire, she studied Fine Art at Cumbria Institute of the Arts. After graduating in1995 she built a career as a designer and freelance illustrator. Her work has been commissioned for many uses including homeware for high street retailers, magazine editorial illustration, greetings cards and book illustration. Returning to figurative painting in oils, Sara now aims to portray her sitter in a representational style, concerning herself with capturing the sitter’s likeness. Her work frequently aims to hint at the inner world of the sitter through fleeting thoughts and quiet emotions.