Born in 1951
Sarah gained a Dip AD in Graphic Design at Maidstone College of Art and worked as a graphic designer for National Magazines.
Later she worked as a makeup artist and bodypainter for commercial photography and film.
Sarah studied painting at Heatherleys School of Fine Art, and subsequently painted with the Blockley Group. It was during this time that she was introduced to pastel painting.
In 2005 she was elected to The Pastel Society.
Living in South Devon, Sarah draws inspiration from the landscape.
Constantly evolving methods allow her to effectively portray the changing seasons and light with colour and texture. Varied mark making is central to her work.
Sarah works in the studio from sketches and notes made on location.
Paintings are achieved by working on board and layering gesso, acrylic, and finally, pastel.
‘Alexander Prowse Award’, 2005
‘Linda Blackstone Gallery Award’, 2006
‘Sarah Samuels Fine Paintings Award’, 2008
'Frank Herring Award', 2011
'The Unison Pastel Award', 2012
'Caran d’Ache Award', 2014
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon
First View Gallery, Stourhead, Wiltshire
Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland
Coome Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon
First View Gallery, Stourhead
Walker Galleries, Harrogate
Bath Contemporary, Bath
Article in ‘The Artist’, June 2007
Featured in an article of ‘The American Pastel Journal’, October 2007
Article in ‘The Artist’, April 2008
Article in 'The Artist', March 2011
Article in 'Artists & Illustrators', June 2011
Article in 'Artists and Illustrators’, November 2012
Article in ‘The Artist’, March 2013
Article in ‘Pastel Journal’, USA , October 2014
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Sarah Bee PS - 2019