Sarah Broome Mixed Media Artist

So this is my story. My journey through art. Embarking on new adventures and self discovery. Never be afraid to take the leap of faith. Follow your dreams. A good friend of mine pointed out to me that photography is art. Personally this concept is something that I have always struggled with. Constantly questioning my ability along with the concept of art and what art is. A long held belief was that the term art could only ever be applied to the traditional form, an embedded belief stemming from school.

Art and Photography were taught separately, I chose Art for my GCSE because I wanted to be like my older brother. A few years ago I realised that actually I would have loved to have taken the photography path but hindsight is wonderful isn't it! Choices we make when we are young aren't always well informed ones and it is those choices that can massively impact on how we progress through life. I wouldn't really want to go back to those days and change my future, I wouldn't be the same person.

So, photography and art or just mixed media artist? I have chosen the latter, that leads to other questions...but let's not go there.

Hawthorne Sunset.

Photography has always been my one outlet where I can let go and breathe. In times of stress and anxiety or to just be by myself photography helps me to re-focus, forget about my troubles and be at peace with myself and the world. A release mechanism that that allows me to exhale...

Hawthorne Blossom - Bringing Nature in.

Spring. The season of new life, a renaissance. The long winter days of dormancy start to wain, hibernation draws to a close with the reawakening of flora and fauna, a re-birth held in awe throughout history; reaching far back to ancient pagan times.

Blossom

For me, it's about the tones, hues and subtleties that envelopes us in her welcoming arms.

Spring Blossoms
Digital Art

For a very long time I didn't pick up a pencil or paint brush, instead I began to create digitally. Always I was thinking in the back of my mind that I didn't have the ability to create in the traditional form. Building up layers from images I had made with my camera gave me that chance.

Trees in Autumnal Hues with Mist

The above artwork is perhaps my most favourite, the subtlety of the image draws me in. Soft tones, delicate hues and the fading under layer of trees all add to the feeling of the fog enveloping you as you walk through the woods, revealing gradually little pockets of the world around you.

Iceland

Venturing into Watercolours and Mark Making.

Approaching Storm

One Saturday back in January of this year I was in town on my own. Somehow I ended up in the art section whilst wandering around WH Smith's. I can't explain why, after all these years, I should now find myself gathering up supplies but I did.

Watercolour paper, watercolour pencils and pens, drawing pencils etc. It was as if something had spoken to me, awakened a dormant past that had to be expressed. I was hooked.

I began to create little scenes, landscapes and seascapes from my imagination and then ventured into using my vast amount of photographs as reference material; then I made my first sale!

The thought that someone would want to buy my little sketches hadn't occurred to me, I was doing it for my own benefit, to see if I could and also I found it to be therapeutic. I'm not saying I'm some kind of amazing artist, but I do secretly hope that maybe one day I can be good enough to perhaps have an exhibition or at least be a little successful with it!

Waterside Mountains at Dusk

A friend asked if I could have a go at drawing a hare for his young daughter. Always up for a challenge, I agreed. Harold the Hare was born...

Harold the Hare with Dandelion

...and quickly became an obsession!

Sketchbook Page: A Study of Hares
A Hare: Watercolour Pencil Study
Watercolour Pencil Study

I have plans for these chaps but they are for another page and another time.

Design

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Sarah Broome
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