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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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new year garage update…

It wasn’t that long ago that I did a big tidy up in my garage. Yet it was back to busy chaos again almost immediately and by Christmas it...

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...

… 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...

for every day there is something…

I’ve tidied my room. It’s had the most thorough clean and sort out since we moved here (seven years) Marmite is very impressed with the...

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...

painting dead birds

I’ve been drawing and painting dead birds. I don’t want them to die. I don’t hunt for them. but they come to me and I love their beauty...

… 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...

back to orchids

Back to orchids. I started my facebook page with an orchid and here I am again. Not the most beautiful I’ve ever painted but it is what...

Spain and boxes of light

Went to Spain for a week with friends staying in a village on the edge of the Sierra Nevada. It’s taken a while for me to get back to...

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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