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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...

more lego and mould making

Busy with illustration and other things but slowly plodding on in the garage with the 100 led peices. Another one soldered up and ready...

making block number 2

I have decided to call the one hundred resins blocks. This is block 1 so far. Not sure how many I will make but I want to get them all to...

a secret… one hundred little squares

I have a whole week of holiday before me without all the seasonal distractions. I’m free to play and get on with the one hundred resin...

making sawdust…

Been getting on with the next thing on my list. The new blade came for my saw so I’ve been ripping up the last of the big bits of oak I...

not making art …

I haven’t made any art for a long time. Nothing has happened in my studio, I haven’t used my sketchbooks, taken any photographs or even...

making lots of noise and dust…

I’ve been pouring resin for the past few weeks. I had some commission work to do but also making little squares with pink seaweeds,...

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...

with wax and resin

Getting back out in the garage and slowly getting a few things happening. Two weeks ago I spent a day ripping some of my oak on the table...

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...

Open Studios – a few pictures …

My studio. This was the sunny day! I’ll put on photos of the individual pieces later. Open today till Sunday 11am till 5pm and it looks...

Open Studio tidy up time…

So its the 1st of May. 24 days till Open studios and look at my studio! . Had a bit of a disaster last week which meant I had to finish...

the big cube is out!

How interesting that my last post was ‘frozen time’ as I feel like time has stopped for me this week. Last Friday I finally poured the...

soldering on a Sunday

Spent Sunday morning with a friend learning about wiring LED’s. Never got electricity at school and anyway that was a long time ago so it...

wine and roses…

I have to go to work now. Days in the office meeting deadlines, sending things to print, emailing and dealing with reluctant computers....

cold and chaos…

I’m ashamed to say my studio is in chaos. Tools, moulds, resins, frames, rubbish and stuff all over, nothing in its place. If I don’t...

 

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