Sarah Smith

OH HI YOU GUYS! Thank you for visiting. I’m Sarah. I’m mostly made up of Yorkshire tea, big hair, even bigger earrings, a love of jazz, shoes (though I spend A LOT of time in my wellies) and cushions…I have a serious cushion addiction.  I also look after a MENAGERIE of beasts here on the farm – our beautiful herd of Devon red ruby cattle, sheep, chickens & two very old but seriously cute dogs, Holly & Scruff…I also have a husband and two children….they’re cute too….sometimes….though I think I’ve broken the Blue Peter rule of never work with children and animals….

I am a self taught artist.

My art journey began a year ago when I injured my back. Prolapsed discs and disc bulges (I hate the words ‘prolapse’ and ‘bulges’!!!) Nothing spectacular to warrant the injury – no snowboarding mishap, no ‘tractor incident’, no Prosecco infused fall….my injury came from a sneeze! Thank you! (takes a bow). Undergoing spinal surgery in 2017, bed rest forced me to think more creatively and I discovered a newfound love of painting.

As a result I created my own painted menagerie & have just celebrated a year in business with my original work, prints & cards.

My work has a contemporary country feel, with bright colours, angled brushstrokes & a sense of fun. I showcase work for the National Trust, exhibit at artisan markets, solo shows & have started to develop art workshops here on the farm, with the belief that if I can do it, anyone can.

 “I fell in love with art. It asked nothing of me other than to ‘be’ and yet it became a creative haven. 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”