Rebecca Sarah

I studied at Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology, where I gained a BTEC National Diploma in General Art and Design.

After leaving college I became a fully qualified Fish Monger, running the fish counter at Tescos for nearly a decade. I was then made redundant which enabled me to launch my own art practice called Art by Rebecca Sarah. I started out by investing £30 into some wooden jewellery boxes and some paint, this has developed into a sustainable small business selling my work through Etsy and Participate.

I specialise in print and paint, with a real focus on emulsion printing. I have also had to develop a number of my skills especially to help deal with issues with my eyesight, to compensate for the fact I can’t see distance at all well.

My first solo exhibition in 2016 was called Dana, exhibiting my experiences of Shrewsbury Prison. I used to live next-door to a prison warden and his wife worked within the kitchens serving a cousin of mine. I was able to experience this connection through actually being granted the opportunity to spend a night in his cell when the prison closed down.

The recent work I have produced is often described as psychedelic. For example a piece a painting of Bala lake I worked on, to some, takes the form of a dragons tail. The mythological aspect is something I want to explore more as I move forward.

In 2018, I was responsible for three solo exhibitions as well as group exhibitions I took part in. I have had one here at Participate, one at the Bear Steps and one at the Visitor and Exhibition Centre in Oswestry.

FB & Etsy:ArtByRebeccaSarah Twitter:@ChairandPipe