BA (Hons) Fine Art and Art History
Sarah Jennings is an UK based artist who has studied in Fine Art and Art History at Manchester Metropolitan University. Focusing mainly on portraiture, Sarah specialises in watercolours and oil paints. Through the study of art history, Sarah has had the chance to explore a number of art movements with her personal inspiration coming from a mix of classical painting and contemporary art. With her final year of studying Sarah has focused on intimate and personal paintings exploring her own identity and family for the painting series ‘Family Album’. Sarah has recreated her own childhood photographs into paintings, retaining the quaintness that family photographs have, the paintings are on MDF board (21cmx14cm) which give a similar smooth look as the photographs, but with the extra care taken to transform them into a painting.
Sarah has always painted people she’s close to as her art is something that is a deeply personal thing to her. With her final unit she wanted to grow on this and explore her own memories, with people she’s been surrounded by her whole life. As she transforms these photographs into paintings, she sees this as a love letter to her family, being the people who have always supported her. Though the majority of her work is somewhat auto-biographical, her paintings are still relatable for most people, as everyone has a form of a family album whether it’s digital, physical photographs or drawings they’ve kept. Created to inspire the viewer to think about their own memories and their loved ones, always aiming to spread happiness through her works.