Sarah Graham is an artist based in Hitchin in Hertfordshire, UK. She is best known for her photorealistic oil paintings of playful subject matters, such as sweets and toys, which she says are influenced by her dad’s love of photography.
In 2012, Sarah was commissioned by the British band Kaiser Chiefs to paint the cover of their singles collection Souvenir, which was released worldwide.
Her most recent work is a series of acrylic paintings of birds for an exhibition at The Art Nest in Hitchin. For the series, entitled Hitchin Bird, Sarah has worked purely in acrylics in a looser, more painterly style. The canvasses are much smaller than her usual work and therefore more affordable and exclusive to The Art Nest.
Sarah says, “I hope the work will appeal to my collectors given the fact I still exaggerate colour, and am either choosing brightly coloured birds, or simply setting them against bold flat colour to allow me to exploit this.”
Hitchin Bird runs from the 12th to the 30th September.