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About 2019-03-12T13:14:01+00:00

Hi (cheeky wave) my name is Sarah Smith – Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you like it…

So…about little old me…I’m mostly made up of Yorkshire tea, Ferrero Roche, big hair, even bigger earrings, a love of shoes and an even bigger love of wine. I live on beautiful Dartmoor with things you’re warned not to mix….children and animals….I live in a lovely spot on the edge of Dartmoor, where my little studio resides and where I have rediscovered my love of painting.

A desire for the creative arts led me away from my paintbrush and in another direction….a career in performance (Musical Theatre). A love of the stage meant I ended up performing on it rather than being in the wings, so art had to take a back seat. It still waited in the wings, as my career went into teaching Performing Arts alongside juggling other projects.

Balancing that with a farm (www.lurcombe.co.uk)  a family, a husband (hi handsome!), and a series of madcap adventures , life is maaaaaaaaaaad….

…unfortunately the straw that broke the camel’s back (quite literally) was in 2017, when I injured my back. A culmination of years of dance and a badly timed sneeze led to spinal surgery in early December 2017. It was scary. It was emotional. Thankfully the time laying flat annoyed my mentality, in that I couldn’t just lie there and think of England! I had to do something. I had to create. I had to make. So I began to sketch.  At first it came to nothing. I was frustrated. I was annoyed that I couldn’t seem to translate what was in my head onto paper…but after a while, I ditched the pencil and went straight to acrylic. Working in paint meant instant colour came into my world – which was pretty black and white at that point…and BOOM….I found my inspiration. COLOUR…..and before I knew it, the work just came and it was therapy…it sounds cliché, but it really was. So here I am today….making and creating and producing art. It feels good and I’m really proud of what can come from a fairly rough ride…

Thank you for visiting, Sarah x

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means its going to launch you into something great. So just focus and keep aiming”