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Sarah McCartney Artist

Cornish artist living and working in Falmouth

 

I collect and make stories about my encounters with non-human life in sea, land and air. I celebrate, mourn, and bring attention to those I meet. I am witness to the moment I am in and believe that even though my efforts seem small, I bring something new to the world by reciprocating the gifts I have been given. 

This then is the work, a continuous journey. Paper, specimen and word. Sometimes it is enough to leave these fragments in sketchbooks and drawers. A drawing in a sketchbook may be full of energy and life, the little resin in my hand may be a beautiful object. But the whole story can be hard to see. 
My task is to curate the fragments and make song with all the seeing. Everything is connected. 

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furloughed

A temporary leave of absence. Have I been gone too long? Will I come back? Life revolves around my new 'family'. I come home to my quiet...

still life drawing…

First life drawing session of the year last night. I am managing to go life drawing fairly regularly now. I spend much of my time...

life drawing again …

I’ve not had a chance to do any life drawing since early summer. So much for making it a regular thing in my life. But yesterday I got a...

a whimbrel on Prisk

I wandered slowly along Prisk a few days ago looking for shells and things. Found 21 cowries, a few bird bones, crab moults and a lovely...

one for sorrow…

Magpie Pica pica, one who chatters, one who compulsively hoards small objects. You might say I am a bit of a magpie. I was born in the...

bird skull update…

I kept the skulls of the song thrush and the jay. Just finished cleaning them and have made a few quick drawings before I put them with...

… time to lay the birds to rest

I wrote a post in August about drawing and painting dead birds. I found this Jay on a road near Bissoe and brought it home to paint and...

sea swimming and a new sketch book…

The sea is getting colder and wilder. So we go to the misty green river. To the quiet places with egrets and herons. Maybe, if we are...

urchins

I have been fascinated by sea urchins for ages. As a kid coming down for holidays in Polzeath I remember seeing baskets of the shells...

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...

… where the logo came from

mind hare Been thinking about my logo – well it is a logo – but it was never made to be a logo. I didn’t invent it for that purpose. The...

drawing and more drawing

dying to be reborn Doing a bit of making now and again. This piece and a couple of others so they can go in an exhibition soon. Have...

Bryher sketches

Just back from a ten day visit to Bryher in the Isles of Scilly. I’ve been every year with my family and a group of friends for the last...

Life drawing

Been doing a bit of life drawing with Kernow Life-Drawing Putting a few of them on my Facebook page

Orchids – drawing a day 2011

Started a Facebook page with an album of drawings called Sarah McCartney drawing a day 2011 Good to be drawing and painting as I am not...

 

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