My name's Sarah and I'm an artist and writer.
I live on the Isle of Skye with my partner and little boy. We moved here in the winter of 2017 from the Lancashire Pennines and reside in an old cottage filled with books, found treasures and furniture with a story to tell. We're surrounded by trees, a stream and look directly out onto the mountains. We're never short of options when it comes to doorstep adventures: beaches, castles, lighthouses, forests. A little further afield we can take the ferry to the Outer Hebrides. As newcomers who've only holidayed here before, there's much to explore.
I write about the seasons, nature and simple living. We live a quiet life where pleasure is found in the little details - those we notice when we slow down and savour what we already have: good times with friends and family, wholesome and tasty things to eat, gentle home comforts. To me, connecting with the outdoors each day is vital. That time spent somewhere green and wild, either alone or with others (usually a curious six-year-old), is when I feel the most inspired and grounded.
So, after years of working in various fields including arts administration, teaching and a brief dabble with floristry, I decided to finally take the plunge and use my creativity to work for myself. I started drawing again. I learned the techniques for making lino and mono prints. My personal blog started to bring me into contact with some lovely people and we collaborated on various projects. This in turn led to my starting an additional blog - Frond & Feather - about my work and the things that inspire me. I'm also a contributor to Creative Countryside magazine and online journal, where I write alongside some truly talented people, about the things I love.
If you'd like to work with me, or would like to discuss a potential project, please take a look at the ‘Writing’ and ‘Art & workshops’ sections of the site and get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org