Sarah Heelis (Nesbitt)

Budget plan

  Sarah’s last exhibition, ‘Casting Shadows’, was on 9th October 2019.  Thank you for all those that came to view and make it such a success. See sold for some of the paintings that have gone to a new home.

I paint to escape – to meditate – my mood governs what effect the image portrays.
I like to walk into the painting, focusing on the depth and the shadows. Sometimes the atmosphere comes from reality, say a bowl of tomatoes, or other objects, for example, flowers. I like to experiment with shapes and shadows evoking a feeling from the image. With landscapes, I choose random vistas on the way from A to B or create fantasy from a pleasing composition.

I do not have a studio but paint in situ, my surroundings: objects, the landscape or flowers. When in Newark I use the green room which occasionally transforms into a dining room, or the kitchen late at night when all are in bed. In Wales wherever the light or weather permits. The garage in Newark is set up with the guillotine and Pinner for picture framing and storage. I use Acrylic on canvas or board and vary the way I apply the paint, depending on the size and idea I have in mind. I live with the finished painting for a while, start something new, and then go back and review, sometimes just adding a bit and other times radically altering the painting. Happy accidents often create my best work.