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Sara Johnson - ‘Wide Skies and Wetlands’

Monday 27 Mar 2017 12:06pm

Sara Johnson is one of the most collected artists in The Maltings Gallery and we are delighted to welcome her new collection of work, inspired by local landscapes.

Sara trained in textile design at Winchester & Loughborough Colleges of Art 1972-76, specialising in weaving. Subsequently she trained as a garden designer follows this career alongside her painting. Sara’s work ranges from loose, coloured drawings executed on site to watercolour and mixed media paintings produced in the studio using sketches and photos. She is inspired by landscapes and seascapes, and rather than producing a literal interpretation, her work conveys the spirit and mood of a place. Sara is interested in the subtle characteristics of watercolour; the accidental effects achieved by washing out; the marks, textures and edges of the paint, and the coast, estuaries, saltmarshes and reed beds of Norfolk and Suffolk are constant themes in Sara’s work.

Sara’s new collection ‘Wide Skies and Wetlands’ will be featured in the Maltings Gallery until Thursday 6 July.