A selection of recent Seascapes in Cornwall
I've been working on a new series of illustrated heads as potential book illustrations, taking one idea of the silhouette/ cut out and seeing how many different ways I can interpret the idea. Most of my designs are available in my Red Bubble Shop, click here to see
At the moment I'm very lucky to be living and working right on the moors in Eastern Dartmoor and have started to document my time here through the ever changing landscape. I arrived in the Summer and have been dazzled and bewitched by the great entity of the moor and its many faces. Weather can switch very quickly here and can be unpredictable and ever changing. I'm looking forward to seeing Winter arrive after living in the great flat lands of Norfolk and am excited about the visual journey....
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.
I love creating pictures that tell a story and I've spent a lot of time lately building on a collection of images with a narrative. Many of my ideas come from reading, I read every day, mainly fiction and love the escape this offers but I also collect lots of ideas from music lyrics, lines from overheard conversations and obsessive listening to Radio 4 while I'm working. I like ideas that seem dreamlike, surreal and nonsensical and the fact you can get away with that in a picture. In the picture above 'Horses in my Dreams', the horse is blind and cannot see where it's going, it has wheels instead of hooves, the rider is disconnected from the horse - lying along its back - all impossible but giving flight to the imagination and hopefully resonating with the viewer. This is an endlessly fascinating process to me, as is the physical process and method of picture making. These are all made using digital collage.
'In the Garden'
'Tree of Bones'