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by Sarah Bee
Sarah Bee PS
Sarah gained a Dip AD in Graphic Design at Maidstone College of Art and later worked as a grphic designer for National Magazines.
Later she worked as a make-up artist and bodypainter for commercial photography and film.
Sarah studied painting at Heatherleys School of Fine Art and subsequently painted with the Blockley Group.
It was during this time that she was introduced to pastels.
In 2005 she was elected to the Pastel Society.
Living in South Devon, Sarah draws inspiration from the landscape.
Constantly evolving methods and style allow her to effectively portray the changing seasons and light.
Sarah works in the studio from sketches made on location.
Paintings are achieved by working on board and layering gesso, acrylic and finally pastel.
The Pastel Society.
Caran d'Ache Award 2014
The Unison Pastel Award 2012
Frank Herring Award 2011
Sarah Samuels Fine Painting Award 2008
Linda Blackstone Gallery Award 2006
Alexander Prowse Award 2005
The Mall Gallery, London
Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon
First View Gallery, Stourhead
Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth
Walker Galleries, Harrogate
John Noott Gallery
St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery
Work on display at Coombe Gallery Dartmouth.
Sarah has completed corporate commissions and has her work in private collections in the UK and Europe.
West Dean College, West Sussex
Jack Beck House Yorkshire Dales
Coombe Farm Studios South Devon
Article in 'The Pastel Journal' USA October 2014
Article in 'The Artist' March 2013
Article in 'Artists and Illustrators' November 2012
Article in ‘Artists and Illustrators’ June 2011
Article in ’The Artist’ March 2011
Article in ‘The Artist’ April 2008
Article in ‘The Pastel Journal’ USA October 2007
Article in ‘The Artist’ June 2007
Further work and contact details can be found at