SARASHERWOOD ART   inspired art whichever way you look

"Polar Paws Sky" by Sara Sherwood - Contemporary Abstract Artist London

Painting gives me a sense of freedom and escapism into another world. I listen to music and that helps me transcend into a better place. Light is a key element of my art. I just paint, focused on the moment and watch the art unfold as I work. Sometimes there is a plan but often this is overtaken by the flow and I just go with it. Some of my most fluid abstracts have happened this way, I finish the painting and then move onto the next which might be what I first intended to do. This way my work has a freedom of movement and is free. I can focus to work on commission and enjoy the purpose of creating a specific work of art for someone. This is immensely rewarding and I am grateful for the many commissions I work on.

My artistic world is full of butterflies, sunflowers and peaceful sunny days. I love painting when it is raining outside as I am cosy inside and settle more easily. I find a peace in painting and hope that expression is captured in the art. There is a spiritual element to my art and I will happily talk about this if asked directly at any of my events. See website for details  www.sarasherwood.co.uk

I am not sure how I paint exactly so if you are thinking of painting I would say just paint and see what happens. If you view it as an extension of play and let go of the outcome, just focus on having a fun, you will enjoy the process and be more likely to produce a good result. It is only paper or canvas, if you like it great and if you want to do something else, just leave it in the past and move on. Keep painting or collecting whatever your passion.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last 12 years of painting full time.

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Contemporary abstract Skyline artist Sara Sherwood shows cityscape at Skylark Galleries
Sara Sherwood and Trinidad Ball are this months featured artists in Skylark Gallery 2. Their work is both calm and sophisticated with a certain depth which is compelling to the viewer. Exhibition continues until 27 August Unit 1.09 Oxo Tower on London’s Southbank. For opening times www.skylarkgalleries.com
Sara Sherwood creates vibrant and expressive cityscape and abstract paintings they are sophisticated and infused with a sense of style. Painting with colours instinctively, blending with brushes and using a palette knife with intuition and spontaneity. Her compositions reveal cities as we have never seen them before. She takes iconic and legendary buildings and paints them into magical cityscapes full of colour and drama. Sara believes “Inspiration comes from a source far greater than me, nature and everyday moments. Life experiences all add to the creative process.

To discuss any art purchase you can meet the artist by appointment by contacting the artists direct via their websites.

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Free as a bird by Sara Sherwood - Contemporary Abstract Artist London

The inspiration behind this painting is the sea and the colours thorough the water.  I enjoy fusing cityscape or London scenes with nature.

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"Waves of Love" oil on canvas by Sara Sherwood

“Waves of Love” oil on canvas by Sara Sherwood

I enjoy painting skylines of any city on commission. I have been doing so professionally for 11 years, since I became a full time artist in 2005. I listen to see what the favourite paintings are and generally I can see a style commonality. It might be the way I have #painted reflections or sky or lots of white space or lots of texture. I then discuss colours and feel of a work of art as well as the landmarks or abstract nature. I have all I need to create. I do not do preliminary sketches I just paint. This way my art stays free.

Testimonial below:

“Sara, we just wanted to say how absolutely over the moon we are with our painting! It is perfect, exactly what we had hoped for! We have dreamt of owning a piece of your work for so long that now it is hanging in our room we just cant stop looking at it! I cant think of any better way we could’ve used the money we received as wedding gifts -it is such a special piece and we will forever treasure it and all the happy memories it holds.

We feel very lucky to have met you. You made the whole process of commissioning a piece so personal and your desire to “do the best possible painting for us” shone through. So thank you- thank you for all the years we have ahead of us enjoying your painting and thank you for creating new dreams as we start to save for our next piece!!

I think- it was so lovely to watch our painting grow and evolve – even hung on the wall now we keep noticing new things about it, we just love it.”

Best wishes
Suzanne and Johnnie

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"Rainbows Within" oil on canvas by Sara Sherwood

“Rainbows Within” oil on canvas by Sara Sherwood

#Painting Skylines is very rewarding and I keep wanting to explore and take the art in new directions as soon as I have finished say a #painting of London, I want to try something else, like the reflections of #Tower Bridge in a new colour or putting in more flowers and then I #paint and it just happens and nothing I thought to do appears, just something else equally beautiful and then I think to do that again and then something else totally new happens. I suppose that is really letting go of the outcome!

I also enjoy the discipline of working on commission you have to keep the focus, but that just flows too.

This latest “Rainbow collection” is about celebrating joy in life. #SaraSherwoodArt at #SkylarkArtGalleries unit 1.09 #Oxo Tower Open Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 6pm. We are a collective of artists and there is an artist on duty every day. There is an eclectic mix of art; something for everyone at a range of prices or just come along and enjoy.

#SkylarkArtGalleries unit 1.09 #Oxo Tower
#SaraSherwoodArt Artist in residence on 11 February and Sat 20th Feb,11am to 6pm or by appointment.

#Art image: “Rainbows Within” is about inner beauty

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"Touched by Rainbows", New York Cityscape by Sara Sherwood, oil on canvas

“Touched by Rainbows”, New York Cityscape by Sara Sherwood, oil on canvas

#SaraSherwoodArt at #WindsorContemporaryArtFair
This is part of my new collection for Windsor Contemporary Art Fair 14th to 15th November. The private view is on the 13th November 6 to 9pm so if you would like tickets please let me know. This collection is based on rainbows and light. My inspiration was to express light and rainbows in the city skyline of New York with both activity and calm and with an essence of another reality. I enjoy painting #abstracts and #skylines of any #cityscape.

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"Riding the Rainbow", London Skyline oil on canvas by Sara Sherwood

“Riding the Rainbow”, London Skyline oil on canvas by Sara Sherwood

#SaraSherwoodArt at #WindsorContemporaryArtFair
I have been painting a new collection for Windsor Contemporary Art Fair 14th to 15th November. The private view is on the 13th November 6 to 9pm so if you would like tickets please let me know. This collection is based on rainbows and light. My inspiration comes from nature and I love looking at the sky as it makes me feel free. I want to capture this freedom and light in my art and enjoy painting #landscapes and #skylines of any #cityscape.

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Cityscape Skyline of London: printed bags and hand embellished prints by Sara Sherwood.

Cityscape Skyline of London: printed bags and hand embellished prints by Sara Sherwood.

#Spitalfields Art Market 8 to 10 October #SaraSherwoodArt
I love to paint London skyline paintings as this is my home town, but am also well travelled so can draw upon inspiration from all over the world to create paintings of New York, Paris and beyond. I am also inspired by the light in Greece and this element is captured in many of my paintings.

I have introduced a range of products. All made to order, lead time is 2/3 weeks.
My new sample bags and silk scarves will also be on show in the “Rainbows Everywhere” design also available as a hand painted print with a lead time of 4 weeks approx.

I have also created an exclusive range of larger hand embellished silk scarves and signed bags. Prices vary depending on materials and hand embellishment techniques. Please contact me for details.

Other designs and colours available, please contact me for info at ideas@sarasherwood.co.uk

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Painting of London in oil on canvas "Your love has given me wings" by Sara Sherwood

Cityscape in oil on canvas “Your love has given me wings” by Sara Sherwood

#Spittlefields Art Market 3 to 5 September #SaraSherwoodArt
My aim is to create a cityscape that is a lightscape painting of London. Thinking about the northern lights coming to London and combining that with the energy of movement throughout the city. Combining vibrancy and calm is an interesting process on many levels. Hope you enjoy! To see more visit www.sarasherwood.co.uk

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Abstract oil painting "Angel wing protects" oil on canvas by Sara Sherwood

Abstract oil painting “Angel Wing Protects” oil on canvas by Sara Sherwood

My abstract oil paintings just flow in their own direction when I work on commission. I take a brief listen to what is required then start painting, trusting and letting go. I am then free to be paint and respond with the heart and mind. This way I can create a contemporary work of art without restriction. This work of art was created to go with “Curtain of Light” it has soft silvers and magenta running through the blue. To see more abstracts check out www.sarasherwood.co.uk

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