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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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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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