Sarah is a British and Australian citizen with 32 years experience in Physiotherapy practice and, latterly, Acupuncture working in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, including at the Sydney Olympics.
From September 1995 - July 1996 Sarah studied acting at the Oxford School of Drama, Woodstock, Oxford UK and worked professionally with the Royal Exchange Theatre Company in Manchester, Windsor and at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, in the West End of London in 1996-1997.
Whilst working as a physiotherapist in Australia in 2001 Sarah was asked to illustrate a School Prayer Book for a primary school in England. The book has since sold over 40,000 copies and led to a further 3 commissions for three different series of larger paintings with the aim of enabling schools to introduce and explain a wide selection of key religious themes and events.
While completing one of these commissions it became clear that there was nothing Sarah wanted more than to further her study of art and finally actively pursue the thing that she is most passionate about. Something her Headmistress had foretold back in her final year of school.
After graduating from the Advanced Drawing and Painting Programme at the Florence Academy of Art in 2018, Sarah chose to return to the UK to pursue her artistic dreams.
Like a moth to a flame, classical and contemporary realism have drawn her, nurturing a deep relationship with nature sustains her and a quest to find answers to the bigger questions stirs and motivates her toward higher learning.
FAA second year student prize - first time award for the person whose character, passion, high standards, work ethic, spirit and positive energy is inspiring for the environment of the school.
FAA Model's choice - Best drawing from the Intensive Drawing and Painting program (Iacopo portrait).