image1bSarah Foat

I graduated with a Fine Art degree from Bath Spa University College in 1998. Since then I ran my own art gallery for 10 years exhibiting and selling contemporary art and craft alongside my own artwork. I now work from my home studio in Salisbury creating bold and vibrant abstract paintings. My work is largely inspired by graffiti with a particular fascination for the multiple layers of paint and vivid colour combinations. Using acrylics I explore textures and colour with a continual process of applying and removing paint in order to reveal glimpses of previous layers. I enjoy experimenting with mark-making and investigating contrasts, not only with colour but also texture, tone, line and space. Over the years, painting for me has become a kind of escape and a chance to rediscover myself after becoming a mother. I have found that the abstract worlds created on my canvases have been powerful and uplifting. My hope is that my final pieces encapsulate this positive energy, find balance with chaos and control, and provide a thought-provoking escape for the viewer.

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