Sara lives on the Isle of Wight and studied Fine Art at Cumbria Institute of the Arts in Carlisle. After graduating she worked as a designer and freelance illustrator. Her work has been commissioned for many uses including illustrations on homeware for high street retailers, magazine editorial illustration, greetings cards and book illustration for companies including Smithsonian Magazine, The Guardian, Hachette UK and The Big Issue. 

Returning to figurative painting in 2023, Sara is now exhibiting and selling her work and is available for portrait commissions. Portraying her sitter in a representational style, she chiefly concerns 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.

1995 Fine Art BA(hons), Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle, UK
1992 Foundation Diploma, Winchester School of Art, Winchester, UK

2024 Visual Arts Scotland, 'Now and Then', Dalkeith Palace, Scotland
2024 IOW Open Studios Showcase, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, UK
2024 East Quay Open, About Identity, West Somerset, UK
2024 Gosport Museum and Art Gallery, Gosport, UK
2023 Shortlisted, Monkton Arts Prize, Isle of Wight, UK
2014 Winter Salon, The Depository, Isle of Wight, UK


2002 Shelf Life, Rope Store, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, UK