my art, my passion...
Hello from Sarah
Hello! I'm Sarah Stokes :)
I'm a published professional wildlife artist working from the beautiful Worcestershire countryside, in England. I've always had a love of nature and am constantly inspired by the birds and animals that live in the woodlands that surround my home and studio, on the banks of the River Severn.
"Painting since I was a young girl, I didn't return to art seriously until later in life."
After attending advanced art classes in the USA and United Kingdom I became a professional artist just over 7 years ago. Since then, I've exhibited original work throughout the UK and in New York and have been part of gallery collections displayed on luxury cruise liners owned by P&O and Cunard.
"Now working with major retailers Wayfair, Next & Amazon and represented by DemontforT Fine Art..."
I'm really proud to have teamed up with various publishers in the UK and overseas and to be selling my work through major retailers such as Wayfair, Next and Amazon. I'm currently represented in the UK by Demontfort Fine Art, through their Whitewall and Clarendon Fine Art Galleries.
I've also designed logos for educational bodies and bands, most recently for Robert Plant's new band "Saving Grace".
"Passionate about teaching art and inspiring others..."
I have a real love for teaching art and love the joy that it brings to those using watercolour for the first time. I'm the Resident Artist at the Arley Estates in Bewdley and as such get to hold regular classes and retreats at the Studios on the Estate.
For more information on my classes, online tutorials and art & wellness retreats click here.
"In every walk in nature, one receives far more than he seeks..."
Since I was a little girl, I have loved the company of animals. My love and concern for their environment and well being grows stronger as I get older...and I know that many of my collectors and students feel the same way. With any animal portrait, I hope to share the beauty that I see in the subject predominantly through their eyes, but also in their colour and individual characteristics. Even as I explore new techniques and mediums, depicting the natural world around me will always be the mainstay of my art.