Sarah McCarrison Profile

A lifelong artist and an advocate for environmental protection. Her work is biographical in nature. Always drawn to the natural world, landscape, skyscapes and urban scape. Born in New Zealand, Sarah has lived and worked overseas for over 17 years.

"I use oil paint and convey my ideas using layers, and free brushstrokes. I use knives to scrape images back to a basic form. I attempt to express subtly what I have personally observed in different location, these are furtive glimpses and the viewer can look through a window which reflects an unspoken life. I use objects as symbols within my works these also help to put the work into a certain context and help to connect it to a certain time and place.  In my personal development as an artist having left NZ it is a connection back to my home and to a land I love and cherish."