About

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SARAH FOAT

Born in Bournemouth, UK

Lives & works in Salisbury, UK

 

I graduated with a Fine Art degree from Bath Spa University College in 1998. I then ran my own art gallery for 10 years exhibiting and selling contemporary craft alongside my own artwork. Since returning to my artwork after becoming a mother, I am now pursuing my passion for abstract painting.

My recent paintings have been inspired by a piece of graffiti that I regularly walk past on the school-run. I have always been fascinated by the layers of previous graffiti tags, vivid colours and beautiful close-up compositions.

 

I use acrylics to explore textures and colours reminiscent of graffiti, with a continual process of applying and removing paint in order to reveal glimpses of previous layers. I enjoy experimenting with mark-making and investigating contrasts, not only with colour but also texture, tone, line and space. I hope in some way to capture my vision of the beautiful essence of graffiti in my paintings.