Sarah White artist bio

ABOUT

Sarah White (1980) is a Sydney-based artist, writer and scientist. Awarded a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Sydney in 2004, and a Doctorate in Medicine in 2009, Sarah has had a productive decade-long career in research and as a medical writer. In 2015 she took a hiatus from academia to focus on art, attending the Florence Academy of Art's six week intensive painting program. In 2016 she cofounded Art Escape Italy, a company offering high-end art retreats with master artists in Tuscany. She currently works from her studio in Sydney, Australia, though is also frequently found in Florence and Stockholm.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

In my work I am primarily interested in the emotional qualities of a subject. My portraits depict women and girls typically alone and deep in thought, and my subjects are drawn from people with whom I have a close connection - friends, family and colleagues. The narrative underlying the composition is often deeply personal. My background as a scientist informs my work in terms of a precision of observation and an interest in the meaning in details. In my artistic practice I combine a traditional academic approach to painting and drawing with inspiration drawn from film, photography and graphic design.

 

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