Sarah Graham

Sarah Graham

“I am entirely motivated by colour, and as a realist painter - along with being a big kid at heart - I'm inevitably led to the subject matter of toys and sweets.”History and Background Sarah Graham studied for a foundation course in art and design, followed by a BA in Fine Art. Whilst studying, Sarah organised a public exhibition in the empty floors above the pub she was working in, from which I began selling work. This experience was invaluable as it helped Sarah to realise that she could make a living being an artist. From that point onwards Sarah Graham has been consistently exhibiting and selling her art throughout the UK and abroad.

Having trawled sweetshops, markets, eBay, and her mother's attic to find her subject, Sarah takes a staged photograph before beginning the painting process. Although I enjoy photography, painting is my first love, and I may take as many as 200 photos of a subject before I'm happy with one. This has been made possible thanks to my digital SLR camera, and my Mac (which along with my easel are my best friends in the studio!)Sarah translates the image onto canvas by lightly sketching it in yellow paint, followed by a more detailed under painting which acts as a map for the final painting. 

Sarah was commissioned by THE KAISER CHEIFS to do their new album cover and we are sure that you will recognise this you might even own a copy