Artist Maker

I make digital artwork continually and its the core of my freelance work but in the past year I have really wanted to start making textile work again on a more permanent basis and got my Etsy Shop up and running - Sarah Jarrett Hand Made. I'm also taking it on a step further and beginning to sell at art and craft fairs. I'm really passionate about Textile processes and particularly love embroidery, weaving, crochet and knitting. My pieces are quite theatrical, colourful and bold. I like mixing processes together and always aim to produce something very unique. I've been making both Textile Wall Art pieces and Textile jewellery - mainly necklaces. I'm going to be selling at Dartmouth Artisan Market on Saturday 25 March in the Old Market Square.

A love of Still Life

One of the aspects I struggle with most as an Artist is having several quite separate threads to my work. Commercially this is obviously a plus because it allows me to work on quite diverse projects but it can be challenging too. I find I tend to focus on one strand for a time and then move on to another when I really need a break from that particular way of working. I feel like I am always juggling and balancing but I cannot imagine it not being this way. For quite a while I have been trying to find a way of shifting paper cut collage by hand to a digital equivalent. This has involved a lot of time building up my digital library of collage scraps, type, letters, numbers and surfaces but it is now starting to really work and I have been doing quite a lot of new still life pieces and some new narrative storytelling illustrations. 

Making collages is endlessly attractive and fascinating to me and I'm enjoying this new process. I suppose a collage is like building a jigsaw of elements and positioning it all together. I like to completely disregard perspective and I often flatten things and see them in terms of pattern and design. I've always done this - Art lessons at school were hell because I made everything flat and my Art teacher constantly told me 'you cannot draw' but in finding my own way as an Artist I soon learned that everyone brings something different to the table and your visual voice is so unique to you. 


Designing For Book Covers

One aspect of my freelance work I really enjoy is designing images for book covers. My editorial work is represented by Arcangel Images. I love the creative possibilities this offers and have included some of my recent and favourite front covers.

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