Sara specialised in art in her B.Ed Honours Degree. After a long career in education she completed a Diploma in Creative Media, Art and Design and now works as a professional artist in her studio in Warwickshire. Alongside drawing and painting, Sara specialises in batik and making fused glass jewellery.
“Since childhood I have always drawn and painted. Having explored a variety of different media I discovered the technique of batik and have been fascinated by it ever since. Batik has a distinctive quality of its own. The fluid nature of the melted wax and the interaction between the coloured dyes makes this such a dynamic medium. The wax sometimes seems to have a life of its own, which can make the final outcome, at times, unpredictable. I love the way vibrant, colourful images can be built up through successive applications of wax and dyes. Sometimes my work is influenced by the world around me, but at other times I adopt an experimental approach, letting the combined effects of the wax and dyes suggest ideas as the work progresses.”
Sara is also a member of The Batik Guild and offers workshops for those who would like to learn about the technique of batik.
14. STUDIO 29
Mill Race View, Atherstone, CV9 3AR
Saturday & Sunday 10.00 - 16.00 hrs