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there you feel free

there you feel free
23rd March - 23rd April 2022

In her first exhibition at Doubtfire, we present an evocative collection of landscape paintings by award winning artist Sarah Knox. Her work captures an ephemeral feeling through expressive atmosphere, light and colour . . . landscapes where your mind is free to wander and explore. "Marrying oil paint’s depth of hue with watercolour-style fluidity, Sarah Knox’s impressionistic paintings gorgeously conjure coastal and mountain vistas . . ." The Scotsman.

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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, winning a travel scholarship to Russia. Following a teaching post in Buckinghamshire, Sarah has lived and worked in Edinburgh for over 30 years.

Sarah has exhibited widely including annual Art in Healthcare, Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Art Scotland exhibitions. Her work is represented in many private and public collections and this year she was honoured to be one of a select group of artists representing Scotland at the international Fabriano in Aquarello watercolour exhibition and convention in Bologna.