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Sarah Knox

Sarah Knox

An award winning artist, Sarah can be found working en plein-air in all weathers quietly gathering new motifs at inspirational locations - Duddingston Loch, Malleny Gardens and along the shoreline. Sarah grew up on the north Norfolk coast and is drawn to wild coastal paths at Tentsmuir, Ullapool and along the East Neuk. Sarah’s paintings reflect the changing nuances of cloud, the effect of sun on water and of mists rolling in. These paintings are part-remembered places with hints of human presence.

In her studio, Sarah’s process begins with the gentle application of pigment on textured watercolour paper, gesso or canvas. The first coats of pigment react with this ground, creating fluid pools of colour. Rather than working against these abstract forms, Sarah uses them to allow landscape to emerge through subsequent layers. Her painting and prints occupy a realm between an observed encounter and memory of place.

Sarah trained in Fine Art and English at University of Exeter and gained post-grad Distinction at the University of London. She has lived and worked in Edinburgh for over 30 years and exhibited at SSA, VAS and RSW. Awarded bursaries from the VACMA scheme 2023/24, she has also been honoured to be one of a select group of artists representing Scotland at the international Fabriano in Acquarello watercolour exhibition and convention in Bologna 2021-23.

Example of Artist's Work

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This Artist at Doubtfire

on the spring tide

6th March - 7th April 2024

The Wild Bunch

14th June - 29th July 2023

imaginary traditions

30th November 2022 - 26th February 2023

there you feel free

23rd March - 23rd April 2022