Sarah Ollerenshaw is primarily a landscape artist with a background in fine art restoration. Sarah's landscapes are drawn from her experiences whilst out walking which is a passion. They are executed with an intensity and vigour with painterly bold marks, scratches and then a range of palette knives. Sarah’s increasing interest is how paint moves and how, depending on placement, colour can either sing or disappear. Her works have an apparent simplicity but closer inspection shows us layering of paint on paint that reveals how the work evolved. The tension between abstraction and a photographic edge is the desired effect. The colourful rhythmic poetry and balance of her work combined with the workmanship results in paintings of artistic integrity. Sarah works loosely from photographs as an aid memoir in her studio.
Graham Hunter Gallery is very pleased to be showing Sarah’s paintings for the first time. Sarah is a member of the art community at Wimbledon Art Studios in South London. She is a fluent Spanish speaker, which she studied along with History of Art at Birmingham University. Later taking a postgraduate Diploma at Christie’s, which led on to an apprenticeship in restoration and conservation. Throughout her studies and restoration work she has always painted. She has recently completed a two years as artist in residence at a prep school in Fulham. She now paints full time.
The Graham Hunter Gallery is a professional, friendly environment on London’s famous Baker Street offering an open relaxed buying experience for lovers of affordable art, furnishing its clientele with popular and challenging contemporary pieces to impress and inspire.