Sarah Smith

I have always loved both art and photography and took up art as a hobby in 1986. Within the same year, I started receiving commissions, and subsequently sold my first pen and ink portrait. By 1987 I had changed my medium to pencil and received requests for dog and people portraits from photographs. These proved to be popular and, indeed, helped my achieve A-level Art in 1994. Work commitments in banking took over until 2003, when I had the opportunity to take voluntary redundancy and start a new chapter in my life. I wanted a more creative work life and initially took commissions, again, for portraits. I did, however, inherit my late father’s love of photography, and it wasn’t long before I was providing local shops and galleries with cards and framed images of Deal and the surrounding area. By 2004 I had started studio photography, which naturally led to becoming a wedding photographer in 2006. Weddings, together with a variety of photographic work ranging from photographing equine properties to business card and flyer design, has kept me busy until earlier this year, where in a rare quiet moment I was inspired to get my watercolours out. What you see here is the result of putting to paper for the first time in years. My love for art has been rekindled.

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