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Abstract Imagination is a collection of abstract artwork, designs and ideas created by artist Sarah Strachan

About the Artist

I’m a self-taught abstract artist living in Morecambe, Lancashire. I primarily work with acrylics and mixed media on canvas.

Inspiration

Inspiration can come from anywhere, a thought, a feeling, my surroundings, the elements, the list is endless. For me the process of translating inspiration into a physical representation is therapeutic for the soul.

What can I say about my work?

It’s emotional, metaphorical, tactile and an extension of who I am as a human, a woman, a mum, a wife and an artist. Every piece produced is truly unique. From the mixture of emotions felt whilst creating the work to the combination of paints and textures used to express them.

Techniques

I use a variety of techniques to create each work, usually starting with a layer of texture. I tend to favour crackle paste, heavy body model paste and glass beads. I’ve also been known to use more unconventional items such as string and even patterned wallpaper.

Next I lay down the paint, the method used is often dictated by the texture of the canvas and how I want the piece to feel. I use Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylics adjusting their viscosity depending on whether I’m creating a fluid pour, using the dip technique or simply applying paint straight onto canvas.

The road to completing a piece is different every time, it’s a delicate process of addition, revision, adjustment, sometimes even subtraction, all in a bid to capture my vision on canvas for all to see.

Affiliations

Blossoming Art – www.blossomingart.co.uk
Green Door Artists – www.greendoor.org.uk
King Street Studios – www.kingstreetstudios.art
Flying Ducks Gallery –  www.flyingducksgallery.com
ArtCircle Sowerby Bridge

Past Exhibitions

Blossoming Art – Bilsborrow Village Hall, Burrow – 25th & 26th March 2018
Blossoming Art – Kirkland Memorial Hall, Garstang – 16th & 17th June 2018
ArtCircle Sowerby Bridge – The Blind Pig – 22nd Sept – 21st Oct 2018
The Whale Tail Café, Lancaster – 1st – 31st October 2018
“The Affordable Art Exhibition” at King Street Studios, Lancaster – 16th Nov – 24th Dec 2018
“The Art of Reprocessing” Exhibition at The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven – 16th Nov – March 2019