You might smile when you first look at one of Sarah Palmer’s paintings or drawings. You’ll see characters who are funny, eccentric, grotesque. You’ll see a finely crafted work of art. Different. Pleasant.
Then take a closer look. You’ll see characters begin to reveal themselves. You’ll see something happening here. You’ll see a story unfolding.
Before Sarah begins a painting or drawing, she imagines a story. She spends weeks creating a work of art that tells that story. The story is told by the characters: exaggerated hands, expressive eyes, strange situations. The story is told with icons: animals, plants, unworldly creatures.
Sarah’s genius is in shifting our perceptions. Every time you look at one of her works you see something new. Something you hadn’t noticed before: a glint in the eye, the subtle position of a hand, a hidden animal, an incongruous colour. Every time you look at one of Sarah’s works you can imagine a different story.
Sarah’s art is beautiful and challenging. Spend a few moments with each of her paintings, drawings and sketches. Then return to the site again to experience them afresh.
After you’ve seen Sarah’s work, please click on the ARTICLES button to read more about her and her art.