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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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Taking time

Whimbrel calling across Prisk, sound of spring, hope, winter ending. Gathering seaweed in rock pools. Reds, rich silk ribbons, rags and...

embedding marine non-native species …

Tonight instead of kayaking in the rain (which I was looking forward to) I have been pressing seaweeds. But I can paddle any time and...

fish, wakame and Fannie & Fox

… been painting more fish. This week it was mergim and plaice. I started a lemon sole this afternoon. I know it looks very orange at the...

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...

gathering …

Sometimes I feel that I am not going anywhere I am not drawing or painting I am not writing I have nothing new on the walls of my garage...

the beauty of seaweed…

A little break from Open Studios to look at the seaweeds I collected last week. Some I hung up to dry in my garage and have been nibbling...

things from the sea …

…sometimes …its good be still … to stop searching …and look closely …at the treasure …you have already found

a print day

bladder wrack hunt my mind

sanded and polished

Sanding and polishing resins in my room whenever I have a moment spare. Sort of boring but also quite lovely seeing the things come out...

Print School inspiration

Had a week printing at John Howard’s studio in Penryn at the end of September. Learnt so much and was very inspired. To find some way of...

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...

 

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