Inspired by the thickly layered application of oils and palettes of Jenny Saville and Lucien Freud, Sarah seeks to sculpt her paints to create a form that is both present and seemingly in subtle transition. The figures push against their outlines and backgrounds. Her forms bleed through their confines to create a stable expansion past their boundaries, sometimes adding in extra limbs and blurred outlines. Overall, there is a contrast between a lightness and a weighted spaciousness to her treatment of the body.
Some paintings inspired by a little, magical seaside village in Duino, Italy, with one stoplight, one corner story, one castle, a princess and a pocket of the world swirling round and round.