Sarah Bee has been a member of The Pastel Society, and part of The Federation of British Artists for almost 20 years. During this time she has worked to lift pastel painting from the doldrums of a long held dull and traditional reputation into the deserved spotlight of inspiring contemporary art.Sarah's expressive painting conveys light, atmosphere and texture by using a layered combination of different media culminating in soft pastel.
She was honoured to receive The Mamut Pastel Award in 2023.
What is your approach to teaching?
Through regular demonstration and individual tuition I share ideas and encouragement to enable artists to progress their painting practice.
What inspires your work?
My work is inspired by the visual commotion of the landscape, and in my painting I strive to capture the interplay of light, atmosphere and texture. Ultimately, it’s the challenge of portraying the various juxtapositions of the natural world which excites me… the scratchiness of undergrowth next to a flat expanse of sea or the gnarly trunk of a tree against a brooding sky.
Further details and images can be seen on Sarah's website here.