Sarah Graham’s work is uniquely beautiful. Her twisting, flowing, sensuous flower forms, executed with a restrained elegance yet a contemporary brio and layered with ravishing colour, have an echo of Isnik art. Some have an even more distant orient form which influences her pale delicate drawing, while others executed in bold chiaroscuro, recall Japanese ink paintings. Here is an artist who knows her metier intimately and faultlessly, and who has studied her subject with diligence and devotion. Sarah’s paintings and drawings are a delight to the eye, mind and heart.
Sarah Graham was born in Edinburgh in 1973. Between 1992 and 1996 she completed two MA’s at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art in History of Art and Fine Art. Graham travelled extensively for many years; Australia, Turkey and the Far East, culminating in a journey on horse-back across Central Asia in 2001. Discovery Channel bought the film “Beyond the Mountains of Heaven” that Graham co-filmed. She also spent many years in the USA working for Antiques Dealer John Hobbs. Graham lives and works in Chelsea, London and has two children with husband James Holland-Hibbert. Natural forms, insects and the plant world provide her main source of inspiration, either borrowed from the Natural History Museum or forming collections from her travels in the studio.