Sarah Birchall’s Artist Statement:
Colour is food for the soul, my soul and yours. My work is primarily about colour, energy and emotion. I lose myself completely in the creating of each piece, answering a call deep from within me which persistently told me to paint. When the time was finally right I answered the call, and I found my heaven on earth.
After a lifetime in farming I find I’m naturally drawn towards nature – expressive landscapes, blooms and further on towards abstract expressionism. I work in mixed media, on a variety of surfaces, revelling in the uniqueness of each media and their effects, often mixing them up together. Acrylic paints and inks, alcohol inks, waxes, and oils all form part of my ever expanding portfolio. Experimenting is what makes me get up and go into the studio every day.
The combinations of the colours, and the flow of each piece are unique and full of energy, initially a blessed release from the responsibilities of being a long term cancer carer, and subsequently for the sheer joy each piece brings to me and my collectors. Colour speaks to me and it makes my heart sing.