22 SEPTEMBER – 3 OCTOBER 2023
Public Opening Night: 6 – 8pm Friday 22nd September
Presale: From Friday 15th September
Sarah Smith’s, ‘Old Sport’ presents a careful curation of delicately rendered watercolour paintings each capturing the likeness of vintage, sentimental sports items. Procured by the artist during her time in London, items including leather boxing gloves, a wooden tennis racquet and scuffed leather roller skates, all feature in this exhibition dedicated to finding beauty in well-loved personal sports memorabilia.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sarah Smith is a self-taught, Orange-based artist who works predominantly in still life watercolour painting. She draws inspiration from the simplest of creatures, living things or everyday objects with the belief that it is often these little things in life that mean the most to us.
Sarah’s work displays a rather unique and rigid watercolour style brought about by a mix of fine watercolour brush strokes. In painting in this manner, Sarah highlights the quiet characteristics of her chosen subject matter, such as the shadow cast by a Magnolia, or the delicate remaining crumbs of a cake once shared with loved ones.
By creating playful pieces that magnify the beauty and detail of simple subject matter, Sarah brings light to that which might otherwise go unseen or be overlooked.