Collections: Sarah Holloway Smith

Sarah Holloway Smith

Houston, Texas

Mixed media paintings

Sarah Holloway Smith is a British artist, born in the North of England to Hobby Farming parents. Sarah graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with an Honors Degree in Applied Design with Art History, majoring in Textiles and Stained Glass. Edinburgh Art College allowed her to fully indulge her love of texture, fabric and yarn with her fascination of the effects of light on color. Strong drawing skills and integrity of line were a key part of her studies at College and this strength of drawing remains a critical component of her work today.Sarah has always loved color and texture, she can't remember a time when drawing, painting or 'cutting up and sticking' weren't part of her life.

 

After College she spent some years in the Information and Design Department at London Zoo redesigning animal enclosures with environmentally specific designs. She then worked for Royal Doulton Ltd, where she led a team of artists interpreting design briefs for 2 and 3 dimensional Collectables, putting briefs to modelers and artists all over the world to create unique originals and then collaborating with differing manufacturing sites to develop approved prototypes.

 

As the daughter of Hobby Farming parents, the outdoors had a huge impact on Sarah's childhood- she grew up surrounded by pigs, chickens, horses, farmyard animals of every type and all kinds of fruit trees! 

Sarah's current portfolio is a collection of unique pieces inspired by Mother Nature and the furry, feathery characters around her. Made up of paintings on canvas, drawings on paper and mixed media pieces utilizing fabric and handmade paper Sarah enjoys the strength of line and the play of light on color the most as she attempts to match strength of form through her drawing, with layers of paint and texture that still allow the light to show through.

 

For the last three years she has gone back to class to revisit the foundations of composition and palette.This has reminded her of the importance of value and she has relearned the huge potential of the acrylic medium.

She has always been entranced by the captured light in Turner's work, the luminescence in Whistler's Nocturnes, the sheer strength in Van Gogh's drawings and sketchbooks, the energy of Rodin's sculptures and the beautiful clarity of Matisse' line drawings.

 

Sarah has travelled the world as an expat living in the UK,Norway,South Korea, Australia and the US. She currently lives in Texas, USA with her family.

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  • "Fred (The Dancing Chicken)" by Sarah Holloway Smith
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  • "Over There" painting by Sarah Holloway Smith
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  • "Skinny Pepper #2" by Sarah Holloway Smith
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  • "Lively" by Sarah Holloway Smith
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  • "Skinny Pepper #1" by Sarah Holloway Smith
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  • "Curious" by Sarah Holloway Smith
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