''This ink drawing /painting was a studio response which I created following a series of plein air sketches made at the Port of Leith. I focused on an old quay that is crumbing into the creek and the scratchy ink reflected the scrubby quality of that edgeland against the watery sublime colours of the distant sea''.
Sarah Knox studied Fine Art and English Literature at Exeter University followed by post-graduate studies at University of London. Her career has included: art teaching, arts broadcasting and journalism as well as gallery education at Tate Britain, the City Art Centre, National Galleries of Scotland and the FruitMarket Gallery. She teaches art part-time at St George’s School for Girls, and continues her professional practice at Beaverhall Studios in Edinburgh. Her paintings and prints are currently on show at the Marchmont Gallery, Gallery 10, and The Water of Leith Café Bistro, Edinburgh.
Sarah creates resonant landscape paintings and prints of shorelines from the Firth of Forth to the isle of Iona. She also presents lyrical botanical images inspired by Duddingston Fields in Edinburgh. Her work has a distinctive palette and combines mixed media techniques including unique collograph prints, screen-prints, and paintings. Sarah’s roots are in North Norfolk but since moving to Scotland in 1986 her artwork has been inspired by the layers of history in the Scottish landscape.