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Sarah Wimperis

Sarah Wimperis

I am a traditional figurative artist, I paint plein air in oils or watercolour. Larger studio paintings are completed using plein air reference either at home in my Cornish studio or on my travels in my mobile studio. I gather painting inspiration through travel and visiting new places, drawn to domestic subject matter; complex interiors, markets and gardens.

Biography

Sarah Wimperis, born into a family with artistic roots that began on the Lizard, Cornwall in 1650 and streched as far as New Zealand, began painting at a very early age. Sarah studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, graduating with a degree in Sculpture in 1981, thereafter exhibiting with The Portal Gallery in London.

After graduating, Sarah travelled the world, painting all the way, to China, Russia, Israel and Norway, living and teaching art in Norway and France.She returned to Cornwall and painted murals before becoming a professional illustrator and has illustrated for many publishing houses.

Sarah has remained in Cornwall, where she lives and works on the Helford. She has a mobile studio which enables her to spend her time travelling, teaching and painting in Britian and Europe. A gifted painter of place and is drawn to homes, gardens and landscapes that she captures in richly saturated palettes of oil or watercolour paint. Having exhibited with Beside The Wave since 2008, she is now one of the galleries most admired and collected artists, both in their Cornwall and London galleries.

Statement


"I am a traditional figurative artist, I paint plein air in oils or watercolour. Larger studio paintings are completed using plein air reference either at home in my Cornish studio or on my travels in my mobile studio. I gather painting inspiration through travel and visiting new places, drawn to domestic subject matter; complex interiors, markets and gardens. Whatever the medium I hope to capture the light and mood of places that I know intimately. It is as if by paintings I am trying to hold onto a moment in time, the fleeting sparkle of sunlight on glass, light through dusty windows, the brilliance of velvet in a dark room, a long lost memory of a time or place suddenly reappearing. My paintings are tiny slivers of the life that surrounds me, documented before they disappear from view. Drawing, painting and creating images of the world around me are fundamental to my experience of life."


Education

1977-78 Cheltenham College of Art and Design
1978-81 BA Hons in Fine Art, Falmouth School of Art
1991 Teaching Qualification. Norway



Selected Exhibitions

2016 The Royal Institute for Painters in Watercolour, Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2016 The Art School, Mixed Collection, Beside The Wave London, Primrose Hill, London
2016 The Chelsea Art Fair, Beside The Wave stand, The Chelsea Town Hall, London
2016 The Works on Paper Fair, Beside The Wave stand, The Royal Geographical Society, London
2016 Night & Day, Solo Show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2015 Christmas at Beside The Wave, Mixed Collection, Beside The Wave Galleries, Falmouth & London
2015 The Affordable Art Fair, Beside The Wave stand, Battersea, London
2015 Summer Mixed Show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2015 In This Place, Solo Show, Beside The Wave London, Primrose Hill, London
2015 Under a Cornish Sky, Mixed Collection, Beside The Wave London, Primsoe Hill, London
2014 Black and White, Mixed Collection, The Falmouth Art Gallery & Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2013 Christmas Little Gems, Mixed Show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2013 The Affordable Art Fair, Beside The Wave stand, Battersea, London
2013 Cornish Light, Mixed Show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2012 Effortless Brushstrokes, Group Show, The Falmouth Art Gallery & Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2012 All At Sea, Group Show, The National Maritime Museum & Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
2012 Affordable Art Fair, Beside The Wave stand, Bristol
2012 Affordable Art Fair, Beside The Wave stand, Battersea, London
2012 The Edinburgh Art Fair, Beside The Wave stand, Edinburgh
2011 Spring Group Show, Beside The Wave
2011 Royal Institute of Paintings in Watercolour, Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2011 Affordable Art Fair, Beside The Wave stand, Bristol
2011 British Impressionists, Group Show, Falmouth Art Gallery
2011 Contemporary Impressionism, Two Person Show, Beside the Wave
2011 Affordable Art Fair, Beside The Wave stand, Battersea, London
2011 Edinburgh Art Fair, Beside The Wave stand, Edinburgh
2011 A Million Brushstrokes, Group Show, Beside The Wave
2010 Easter Group Show, Beside The Wave
2010 Royal Watercolour Society, Open Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
2010 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2010 Summer Group Show, Beside The Wave
2010 Winter Group Show, Beside The Wave
2009 Easter Group Show, Beside The Wave
2009 Christmas Group Show, Beside The Wave
2008 Summer Group Show, Beside The Wave
2008 Christmas Group Show, Beside The Wave
2007 Hennebont Centre, Brittany
2006 Gallery Maison Lorient, Brittany
1998 Sterts Art Centre, Lisguard
1998 Falmouth Arts Centre
1997 Falmouth Arts Centre
1990 Exhibiting with Galleri Brandstrup Stavanger, Norway
1985 Joint Exhbition with Israeli Illustrator Carmit Pollard, Israel
1984 Exhibition of Travel work, Russia, China and Israel, Falmouth
1983 Series of commissioned paintings of Cornish legends for an exhibition in Cornish Museums
1981-4 Portal Gallery, London

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