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Contemporary British artist, Sarah Graham is a talented REALIST painter.
1997-2000 BA (Hons) Fine Art, De Montfort University, Leicester.
1996-7 BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design, North Herts College, Hitchin, Herts.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: 2001: Affordable Art Fair London, Summer Show-The jelly Leg'd Arts Gallery Reading. 2000: Degree Show, Exhibition Centre, De Montfort University; This Way Up, Hogshead Gallery, Leicester; Recent Works, Trinity House, De Montfort University; *Fuse, Hogshead Gallery, Leicester.
In the words of the artist:
I am a realist painter, and find inspiration in the world around me. Whether it's people, a landscape, or an object. I concentrate on developing my painting technique, and am traditional in the way my work demonstrates a level of skill.
I have been working primarily from photographs since my degree. The visual devices that create the effect of three-dimensionality intrigue me. The resulting effects of blur and focus become as important to the painting as the subject. My aim is to successfully translate these devices to the canvas, however my intention is not to slavishly reproduce the photograph. By cropping, manipulating colour, and occasionally improvising, I aim to retain a unique painterly quality.