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Sarah McCartney Artist

Cornish artist living and working in Falmouth


Currently studying for the Authorial Illustration MA at Falmouth University. A Cornish artist living and working in Falmouth. Studied in London for many years finishing with a post graduate diploma in sculpture at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1989. Since returning in 1991 Cornwall and the sea have shaped and influence my life and work.

'My work is... process led, rooted in recording, collecting and drawing, reflecting time spent in landscape, my way of living, of being awake, remembering that I am not separate'

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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...

Wings and things

Some things I have at Fannie & Fox’s wings and Things exhibition until Christmas dying to be reborn – detail dying to be reborn a...


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