Hi, my name is Sarah Dodd and I am a Cheshire based, Prize Winning Artist. I have been interested in Art & Photography since I was at school. I completed G.C.S.E & A-Level in Art and Design, which I combined with A - Level Design & Technology. I went on to college and completed Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Art Foundation studies where I specialized in Fine Art and Photography. Following this course, and my love of photography, I then went on to complete OCN Level 2 & 3 in Black and White Photography exploring different techniques and developing my own films and prints using the darkroom process.
As an Artist and designer, I work hard to develop paintings and drawings that speak both to me and others about the beauty that exists in the world that we live in. I love to get outside and explore the natural environment, whether it be seascapes or landscapes. Through my art and Photography work I like to bring the outside in, living in this beautiful Country reminds me to slow down and helps me to reconnect with nature. I like to explore different mediums and techniques and I am continually developing my own, unique style allowing me to express myself through my art. Art for me is my outlet, it gives me the ability to express myself in the safe and comfortable environment of my studio.
I like to work with bright colours, especially to capture the beautiful, dramatic sunsets and sunrises we get. My art work is mostly made using oil paint as I find I can keep adding things to the paintings without the fear of the paint drying too quickly like acrylic paints or watercolour, though I do enjoy working in all mediums. When I create pet portraits I like to use watercolour pencils which are very blendable, and I can build up the layers gradually giving a realistic effect to my work.
I am a Designer and Educator for Eileen Hull. I work with her craft dies, designing and teaching people how to use them and creating fun and exciting crafts! A link to her website can be found in my blog.
I love to use my Art & Photography to create items for use within the home, like on cushions for example and I also enjoy doing all types of Crafts including wooden signs, fabric crafts, box frames, decorated stones and much more…
I always welcome private or commercial commissions. I also offer one to one bespoke and personalised Art/ Craft & Photography tuition, Online courses, Group workshops and an Art & Craft Club from my studio near Chester, Cheshire UK.