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Sarah McCartney Artist

Cornish artist living and working in Falmouth

 

Currently studying for the Authorial Illustration MA at Falmouth University but due to the pandemic taking intermission, returning in January 2022. A Cornish artist living and working in Falmouth Sarah studied in London for many years finishing with a post graduate diploma in sculpture at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1989. Since returning to Cornwall in 1991 Cornwall and the sea have shaped and influence her life and work.


'My work is... process led, rooted in recording, collecting and making observational drawings of found natural objects, assembling my discoveries, reflecting time spent and distilling the essence of being present so my seeing and noticing can be re-seen and rediscovered by another…  my way of living, of being awake, remembering that I am not separate, of noticing'

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with wax and resin

Getting back out in the garage and slowly getting a few things happening. Two weeks ago I spent a day ripping some of my oak on the table...

back from Bryher …

I’m back from two beautiful weeks on Bryher … there I beach combed and found many wonderful things … … filled my sketchbook with words...

I found a squat lobster cast

I found this exquisite squat lobster cast on Prisk Beach this afternoon. Only 3cm in length and so incredibly delicate one leg has...

Framed shore crab

Just finished this piece. It was commissioned by some lovely people who visited me in Open Studios week last month.

Out of the mould…

Things out of the mould at last. These are 10x10cm square blocks – about 2cm deep. Wishing now I had made the mould deeper – will have to...

Untitled

Just found this amazing masked crab on Maenporth Beach. Something to draw and paint in the future. It’s in the garage to dry for now and...

I’ve been painting…

Spider crab Looking across the Helford River from the fields above Prisk – Christmas Eve As I haven’t been working in the garage making...

 

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