Sarah Carvell was born in Leicestershire in 1964 and was raised in Llannefydd, Clwyd. She studied at Wrexham and later at Loughborough School of Art. She lives and works in Denbighshire, and speaks Welsh fluently.
Sarah paints the gentle Denbighshire landscape and further afield, towards the coast of Porthmadog. She captures both the recognisable features and the insignificant passages that form the varied landscape of north Wales. Her atmospheric landscapes are notable for the expressive, impasto painting technique she utilises, inspired largely by the work of artists such as Sir Kyffin Williams.
Sarah is busy establishing herself as one of the leading painters of Welsh landscape, and her work is increasingly sought after.
"My aim is to capture the light, or rather the shadows and the light on the landscape. Most of these paintings hint at the presence of man, with huts, barns, buildings or the structures of hedgerows."
Following two successful exhibitions with us in 2016 & 2017, Sarah returned with a major exhibition & book launch in 2018. She returned again in July 2019 during our celebratory 'Welsh Women' Exhibition. Following another successful exhibition in October 2020, Sarah will show a new body of work in August 2021.
We are pleased to announce that two of Sarah's recent paintings have been purchased for the National Library of Wales Permanent Collection.