About the Art

Sarah in studio
Sarah in studio
My speciality for many years has been drawing and painting with watercolour pencils and coloured pencils, fabulously versatile media which produce pictures that evolve very slowly through layers of colour, allowing very detailed work. But recently I had begun to use them more expressively as with brushwork, and realised that I needed to expand! Currently I am enjoying working more loosely with oils and mixed media and the freedom that brings. I like to find different ways to use colour, but always try to create atmospheric works that portray the essence of the land and sea around me.
Original watercolours are framed. Canvases are unframed unless otherwise stated. Please get in touch using the contact form to enquire about purchasing an original painting. I will then confirm availability and provide payment details.

Prints are of archival quality and digitally reproduced using the Giclée printing process (unless otherwise stated). I have provided an approximate image size for each, and most have a small (approx 1 cm) white border around the image. They are supplied in a neutral coloured acid free mount, sealed and ready to frame. Please allow 14 days for delivery for prints, P&P of £4.95 will be added at checkout.

Contact me with any queries using the contact form or at

It is recommended to keep all watercolour and pencil works out of direct sunlight.

My current works can also be found on my Facebook page: Sarah Stuart Artist. Here I post my latest pieces and news of events/shows etc.

Having always loved drawing my first steps were to attend Art College to study medical illustration. However life diverted me from the world of art towards a long career in the biological sciences and for many years I didn’t paint at all.
But when I left work to bring up my children, art again proved irresistible within the beautiful land and seascapes of rural Essex where I was living at the time.
I had grown up on the Isle of Wight, and the lure to return inevitably prevailed. I currently live in the West Wight and this is now the main source of my artistic inspiration; from big landscapes to tiny natural details of plant, rocks and shells. It is an immense joy to live in an area of such outstanding natural beauty, and being out in all weathers walking with my dog provides constant inspiration.