Sarah Grace works and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Sarah can’t remember a time without art, she was homeschooled by her parents (both fine artists) and was given the freedom to paint and create from a young age.
“Art is my life, it's never been a separate thing it’s always been a part of everyday living.”
Her love for nature and the beauty of the African continent with its diverse ecosystem inspires Sarah. She creates work that communicates her own experiences of the natural world.
“Going into nature, to the wild places hardly touched by human hands, my desire is to capture the spirit or essence of the place. To create an emotional connection between myself, the viewer and nature.”
Using non traditional methods of painting to pour, scrape and slide paint over the canvas, with tools not commonly found in painting - to create stains and pools of colour that echo shadows and textures found in natural spaces. Layering textures to create a sense of movement and life in every painting.
Sarah Grace is fascinated by the tension between our synthetic lives and the natural eco-systems that initiated our existence. Her work explores the harmony of living in accordance with nature, and the damage done by a society that has forgotten this balance.
“I love to make work that reminds people of their connection to the planet and the natural world. To see the world as children again, see the beauty of existence and the devastation of disrupting nature.”