Sarah Harding works almost exclusively in the traditional technique of egg tempera on gesso using pigments collected from all over the world and has done so for over thirty years. She is influenced by artists from The British Romantic tradition such as Samuel Palmer and aims to evoke a sense of the mystical in the natural world that she encounters daily in the remote, rural part of the South Shropshire hills where she lives.
“Her work seems to deeply and empathically engage with the Other towards giving the Other agency” Professor Tim Lowly, North Park University, Chicago, USA.
Sarah Harding was born in Stoke-on Trent in 1958 and was given an unconditional place at The Slade School of Fine Art in 1976 under professor Laurence Gowing and was selected for The Arts Council travelling exhibition Midland View and The New Contemporaries, ICA during that time.
After leaving art college she has continued exhibiting in London, New York and local galleries in Shropshire where she has lived ever since.
Her work is in collections across the world.
The Society of Tempera Painters
The Arborealists- The Art of the Tree. 2016 Published by Samson and Co.