Sarah graduated from the Elam School of Fine Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sculpture in 1995. In 1996 she gained a Diploma of Teaching and taught Art at Macleans College in Auckland for seven years. Currently Sarah works full time as a Visual Arts teacher at Long Bay College whilst balancing family life and creating artwork.
Sarah strives to create art that is innovative and appealing to a wide audience. She has work in private and corporate collections within New Zealand and as far afield as New York, the UK and Australia.
A great source of inspiration for Sarah’s sculptures and wall works is the natural environment of New Zealand. Her abstract work frequently originates from magnifying small details of the world around her – water marks on a concrete wall, algae on rocks, peeling paint, an engine of a truck.
She is influenced by many artists: Len Lye, Rebecca Horn, Mineko Grimmer, Jackson Pollock and Ralph Hotere, to name a few. Sarah loves art that you can touch and hear, work which is well made with attention to detail.
Winner of the Estuary Artworks 2011