Sarah Padwick hs afas

With only ‘O’ level well behind her, Sarah took up watercolour painting in 1989, learning under Bridget Woods in Chichester and in France, Eric Ritchie in Edinburgh, Eileen Gardner in Glenrothes and Jan Fisher in Pitlochry. She completed a painting course of the Open College of the Arts under the tuition of Jacqueline Watts in Edinburgh in 1993 and studied miniatures with Heather Holley in Chittoe.

​She paints mainly landscapes, including subjects requested by clients. She has completed a number of commissions for ‘portraits’ of clients’ homes. She works on site on from photographs for landscapes or house subjects. She has also published a series of articles on churches along Britain’s waterways, illustrated by her watercolour paintings.

​Sarah paints miniatures in watercolour on ivorine, especially portraits of adults and childen (and in 2016 was awarded H.S. from the Hilliard Society of Miniaturists). She also paints miniature watercolour pictures on old ivory keys. She enjoys painting in pastels, especially for landscapes and subjects with interesting moods. Until recently, she was Secretary of the Lawrence Society of Art, Devizes, Wiltshire.

Sarah and her husband, Alan, who is also an artist, have exhibited in Chichester and Emsworth in Sussex and in Fife and Edinburgh in Scotland. They have regularly exhibited with the Armed Forces Art Society and the Royal Miniature Society at the Mall Galleries in London and the Hilliard Society of Miniaturists in Wells. They also exhibit with other locally run groups. They live beside the Kennet and Avon Canal in Devizes and travel widely in their motorhome. They are delighted to receive commissions to work in their particular subjects and media. They run a bespoke picture framing business from home and sell many designs of cards and prints from their original paintings.

Senenmut nursing Princess Neferura (from a statue at the British Museum). w/c on ivorine. 2.5” x 2.5” £600 (for sale)

Alan w/c on ivorine N.F.S. 2.75” x 3.25” (commissions £800)

Katie w/c on ivorine N.F.S. 2.5” x 3" (commissions £800)

 Ben w/c on ivorine N.F.S. 2.5” x 3” (commissions £800)

Dolphins w/c on antique ivory piano key 4” x 3” £600 (for sale)

Hedgehogs w/c on antique ivory piano key 4” x 3" £600 (for sale)

Squirrels w.c on antique ivory piano key 4” x 3" £600 (for sale)

Rebecca w/c on ivorine N.F.S. 5” x 6” (commissions £800)

  Emperor Penguins w.c on antique ivory piano key 3.5” x 4" £700 (for sale)

 Tammy w/c on ivorine N.F.S. 3.5” x 2.75” (commissions £600)


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