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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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she is the swift that fell into the sea

Nothing works. Everything is scattered and half finished. One day something will work. But I'm learning that it never will and that is...

creating a website and not blogging

Sometimes so much happens I stop. Sometimes I need to tidy my studio but I don’t. I leave it and leave it and work through the chaos...

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...

#artchain

I had seen a few posts come up on Face Book about #artchain but wasn’t really sure what it was about. Then I was nominated by a couple of...

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...

wax paintings and life drawing

Ah finish the work first. Something to worry about next month when flying foxes and busy badgers are out the way. But today I escaped 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...

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...

sea holly

Sea Holly. Probably my favourite coastal plant. I look forward to finding it at Kitchen Porth Beach every year we visit Bryher. It grows...

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...

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...

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...

thoughts for the end of the year…

I finish the year with a few pieces in the window of Fannie & Fox, Penryn and with a garage full of bits on the way to something. It’s...

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...

Last day of Open Studios tomorrow

Its been such an interesting and varied week. I have enjoyed every minute of it. And there’s still tomorrow! Open from 11am to 5pm.

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...

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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