Born in 1980 on the Isle of Wight, Sabrina now lives in Cowes, the home of the famous Regatta. She confesses to spending many hours relaxing and sketching her ideas for new artwork on the Marine Esplanade.
Following a recent holiday to Devon, she was inspired to create a series of naïve seascapes that reflected the character of the place. Colour was her main focus, rows of cottages squeezed onto banks of green foliage, all set along the water’s edge.
She has recently started working with charcoal, both for preliminary sketching and while painting. She wanted the elephant paintings to remind her of old photographs which have been tucked away for years. To achieve this effect she combined acrylic paint, acrylic inks, pastel and charcoal. She has also been working with soft pastels this year, using the medium on top of acrylic paint. This not only achieves some amazing colours but also creates interesting textures.
Sabrina based her New York paintings on a holiday to New York a few years ago. She says, “It is a place which, once visited, you’ll never forget.” Having grown up on a small island she wasn’t prepared for the general scale of everything, not to mention the food that New York has to offer. Immersing herself in all the hustle ‘n’ bustle of the city she found incredibly stimulating.