Sarah Woods is a painter whose work responds to the West Cornwall landscape where she lives and works. Currently based in Porthmeor Studios at Trewarveneth in Newlyn, Cornwall, Woods has exhibited widely in her local surroundings including solo shows in The New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives - strengthening a contextualisation of her work and its intrinsic connection to her surroundings, which are a constant driving force of inspiration for the artist.
Woods’ meditative paintings, with their quiet tones and gentle gestures, follow a rhythm that allows for deep connection to land and sea. Each collection of paintings changes with the seasons, as Woods notices the warmer hues of sea, softness of cliffs and colours that inspire her to make something in the landscape she resides in. Defined by their purity of form and colour, each is born from a slow, tranquil flow state. Paintings and prints are formed from smaller drawings with tone and composition in mind. Following the forms of her landscape, the artist moves her brush simply with soft colours, and the purest, most refined elements of paint and canvas come together to capture moments of an eternally changing coastline.