Over the years my work has focused on the intrinsic themes of colour and nature. I respond intuitively to subject matter, exploring all possibilities towards the invention of a visual language. I am always striving to create an image which communicates an essence of a place and a moment in time. These images can relate to my surroundings or landscapes experienced through travel.
I would like to think that my work creates a sense of optimism and has a celebratory feel. I work with the process of mono silk-screen combined with painting and collage. This allows me to create a unique image layering shape and colour, leading to many often surprising and radical changes through a process of addition and elimination.
Sarah Carter studied Fine Art Printmaking at the Norwich School of Art, gaining her BA Honours degree in 1990. Since her work’s acceptance for the Royal Academy Summer Show in 1991 her pieces have gained widespread acclaim for their striking vibrancy and individual compositions. Sarah has exhibited at London University Gallery, the Conservatory Gallery in Cambridge, the Royal Art Gallery in Eastleigh and in mixed shows in London, Turkey and Dubai. Her work has been commissioned by Leicester County Council, Sedgewick Insurance LTD and Pizza Express restaurant chain. Sarah’s work has been exhibited several times at Artifex Gallery in Sutton Coldfield, First Sight in Bath, Frames Gallery in Norwich and The Only Place For Pictures in London. Her work is also collected by many private buyers. Sarah loves Turkey and provides great inspiration for her work. In her last exhibitions there are clear reflections of the Mediterranean. She loves Turkish cuisine and this led her to illustrating the ‘Secrets of the Turkish Kitchen’ cookery book.