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Sarah Carrington - artist

Sarah Carrington painting in her studio, her exhibition in the Puffin Gallery runs until the 5th July

Born in Edinburgh. 

Studied at Edinburgh College of Art and The University of Edinburgh; MA(Hons) Fine Art, 1994 - 1999

Graduating in 1999 with a sell-out degree show, Sarah began her career as a self-employed artist based in Edinburgh.  Her work focuses on the Scottish coastline, a passion she has had since childhood holidays on the west coast and sailing excursions around the Hebrides.  Through her paintings, the viewer is enveloped by the vastness of the sea and sky.  Depth and distance are constant features in her work.  Most of the paintings are created in the studio from photographs and sketches executed on-the-spot, at the beach.  She uses household emulsion, oil, ink, chalk and gold leaf to create a variety of surfaces and to describe the different textures found at the sea-shore and the mood and weather of the place.  For Sarah, the sea remains a constant inspiration for her work.

She now lives on the north coast of Northern Ireland, with her husband and three children, where the rugged coastline is equally inspiring to that of her homeland of Scotland.  She exhibits widely throughout the UK.

View from the Edge Exhibition

This exhibition will be running in the Puffin Gallery until the 5th July. All the paintings posted are from this exhibition

View from the Edge is a series of paintings and drawings by Sarah Carrington that explores our relationship with the coastline – being on the edge of the land, where vast vistas are experienced.

Visiting the shoreline brings us to the very edge of the land, leaving behind our everyday existence, and allowing us to become more aware of our humanity and fragility within a vast and powerfully created world.  Often we are drawn to “the edge” and keep revisiting, as the views become familiar, and perhaps because we find a sense of peace and space amidst our typically crowded lives.

These views from the edge seek to portray the beauty and vastness of the incredible rugged and unique coastline of the north of Ireland

Sarah Carrington plein air painting Fairhead, Causeway Coast from Ballycastle during the Rathlin Sound Maritime FestivalSarah Carrington doing a plein air painting demonstration during the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival in Ballycastle