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Sarah is a painter & photographer based in Auckland,

New Zealand.

She is married & has two children.  And now with her kids becoming more independent, Sarah has returned to her love of Art & Design, primarily embracing her Painting & Photography practices. 

Through her career in fashion and textile design and screen printing, visual merchandising, styling & interiors she has honed her eye for detail, layout, design & colour. 

Now these disciplines have pulled together to enable Sarah to explore more deeply her love of painting & photography.



Sarah's appreciation for nature, texture, colour & light are revealed in her vibrant, tactile pieces. She paints in both Acrylics & Oils and seeks to reflect states of being, the human experience and our interaction with nature, through her work.

Sarah's pieces are full of joy but also delve into the psychology of memory, loss, shared experience and kinship. 

This is particularly apparent in her current painting practice, with a strong figurative influence. 


Sarah's Interiors Photography Practice has come together along the way, through photographing her our Interior Design projects and working with other photographers while in a Styling capacity in Sydney and then embarking on a course of study at South Seas Studios on her return to Auckland. 

With a strong love of  Art, Textiles, Furniture, Interior Design & Architecture instilled early on Sarah has honed her eye for detail, quality materials, light and love of architecture along the way.

Sarah is now focused on helping Interior Designers, Architects and Builders showcase their own talents with her Architectural Photography practice.


Sarah also has a background in Customer Service & loves working with people. 

Please feel free to contact Sarah to discuss projects she may be able to help you with. 


"I am inspired by everything!"


"It could be coloured threads lying next to each in my sewing box, an album cover; my backlit cat as she lounges in the sun;  shadows 7 light cast on the kitchen bench through a vase full of new blooms or a still, sunny morning near the water."  

"I feel so blessed to have been taught by some incredible mentors and inspirational figures on my creative journey, who have played pivotal roles at various times in my life. 

I chose not to go to art school, instead taking a more practical route and going through AUT's creative departments.  Looking back, I embrace this decision because it opened my mind to so many facets of a creative life, not just fine art.   And has enabled me to learn to problem solving in an 'outside the box'  kind of way. 

I use so many of the skills I learnt along the way, now in my paintings & photography work and I hope they bring a rich tapestry to my practice."

"I love this creative community and I'm so happy to be amongst it."



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