Art Lots at the Secret Garden Party
Across the marsh between Morston and Stiffkey
I spend a lot of time working along the North Norfolk coast, sometimes hunkered down with a small sketch pad. Other times - when the weather and light allow - I will have as big a sheet of paper as possible laid out on the ground or strapped to an easel. Whatever the day delivers the focus throughout is not an attempt to capture a specific moment but rather to distill as much as possible of the natural world’s drama, structure, colour and beauty as they appear through a long period of observation. This painting is from a day in April on the marsh between Morston and Stiffkey. Original watercolour/mixed media
Devoted to You
Limited edition Giclee.
Nel has exhibited at the International Conference Centre in Birmingham, the Albert Docks in Liverpool and has had many sell out one woman shows. She has been selected to exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show for the last five years winning two awards for her stand.
She has a loyal following with many private collectors worldwide.
In 2012 she was invited to a special private reception at Clarence House as part of the Prince’s Trust 35th Year Celebrations. She presented her painting ‘Devoted to You’ to HRH Prince Charles as part of the celebrations. The painting was inspired by the wonderful work that the multi award winning peony growers, Kelways do, and features their peony Coral Charm.
Astri Sharp is an artist friend of Sarah's parents who has kindly donated 2 original watercolours of flowers. She says "In a technological age there is a need for the human touch. When painting as in life, myriads of choices present themselves; a single brush stroke can create or destroy. I am inspired by the awesome grandeur of nature, which invokes humility".