Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams is primarily a landscape painter whose studio occupies the 2nd floor of The Padstow Studio, which she set up on moving to Cornwall in 2005.

Porthcothan I: Morning    90 x 80 cm    2007

Porthcothan I: Morning 90 x 80 cm 2007

Ebb Tide   oil on linen   16 x 24    2009

Ebb Tide oil on linen 16 x 24" 2009

Gulley: Low Light    oil on board    12 x 12   2007

Gulley: Low Light oil on board 12 x 12" 2007

The slate cliffs of North Cornwall offer her a dramatic subject matter: sink holes, natural arches and caverns, often only accessible at low tide.  Ongoing series, including paintings of Bedruthan Steps, Porthcothan, Constantine, Harlyn, Trevone and the Camel Estuary can be viewed as work in progress in the studio.

Her working process is very traditional, with numerous observational studies made on site before working on the larger pieces.  She favours handmade oil paints (Williamsburg and Robersons).

Sarah was based in Jersey, Channel Isles before moving to Cornwall, and has also produced work in the Isles of Scilly, France, Spain, South Africa, India and North America.  She is represented in private and corporate collections in the UK and abroad.

Sarah Adams is also represented by The Maas Gallery in London.

EDUCATION

1991-2 University of Mysore, South India
1984-7 Royal College of Art
1981-4 Gloucestershire College of Art & Technology
1980-1 Falmouth School of Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009 BEDRUTHAN TO BRYHER, The Maas Gallery, London
2007 SARAH ADAMS, The Maas Gallery, London
2004 TRAVELS IN JERSEY AND ELSEWHERE, Falle Fine Art, Jersey
2003 RECENT WORK, The Coach House Gallery, Guernsey, CI
2002, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1995 Falle Fine Art, Jersey, CI
1992 OPEN STUDIO, Mysore, South India
1992 RECENT WATERCOLOURS, The Ice House, London

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2006 COAST (three person show), SW1 Gallery, London
2005 PIERREPONT FINE ART: SEVEN PAINTERs, ASTHALL MANOR,  Oxfordshire
2003 PIERREPONT FINE ART at ART LONDON
HUNTING ART PRIZE EXHIBITION, London
2002 SOUTH WEST ACADEMY OPEN, Exeter
2001 NATIONAL ART COLLECTIONS FUND, Jersey Museum, CI
1996 BEYOND ENGLAND, Royal College of Art, London
1995 JERSEY’S CONWAY TOWERS, Falle Fine Art, Jersey, CI
1990 WORKS ON PAPER (two person show with Sheela Gowda),  The Ice House, London
1989 SIX GALLERY ARTISTS, Lynn Sterne Gallery, London
1988 RECENT WORK (three person show), The Ice House, London
OPEN PRINT EXHIBITION, The Bankside Gallery, London
1987 THE LONDON GROUP SHOW, Royal College of Art, London
150 YEARS OF PRINTMAKING AT THE RCA, Barbican Centre, London
GALLERY ARTISTS, Lynn Sterne Gallery, London
4th HUMBERSIDE PRINT COMPETITION, Hull
1986 SIX ARTISTS, Imperial College, London
THE CAMDEN ANNUAL, London

PUBLICATIONS

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF DRAWING TECHNIQUES,
Ian Simpson, London, 1987,  ISBN9780747200512

B. V. SURESH, Catalogue introduction, Gallery 7, Bombay

SARAH ADAMS: LAND AND SEA,
Monograph with text by Heather MacLennan, 2000
ISBN: 0-9531604-2-4

SARAH ADAMS
Catalogue, The Maas Gallery, 2007, ISBN  978-0-9561767-0-7

SARAH ADAMS: BEDRUTHAN TO BRYHER,
Catalogue, The Maas Gallery, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9561767-1-4

Spring Tide I    oil on linen    60 x 140 cm    2007

Spring Tide I oil on linen 60 x 140 cm 2007