This is a process for ridding oneself in a wholesome way of old artwork. Artists must produce a great quantity of sketches, from about the age of one or two, […]
COMMENTARY This is commentary on an installation artwork (a landscape) that I made for SVA Open Studios 2019. Called ‘Private View’ it was an opportunity for audiences to enjoy the […]
The Jerwood Visual Arts Artist Bursaries launched in 2016 and offer up to £1000 to ten different artists for ‘ambitious proposals’ which are selected according to “how much developmental impact the […]
The first step into An Investigation Into How To Fund An Art Practice For A Middle-Aged Middle-Class White Woman Without Independent Income was a crowdfunding campaign. I was invited to […]
Mother Bunting was read out for Resound Radio – SVA Site Festival 2017.
Bunting! Mothers! Do you see the connection? They are pretty and jolly, and make a nice atmosphere, just by hanging in the background with their cute little colourful trails batting […]
This is a limited edition letterpress card made as a cover for the release of the single ‘We Make our Smiles’ from the Orange Circus Band. The Orange Circus are […]
I’ve managed to finish another icon painting.
In silver light, an August moon
Courts the curved green hills.
2013 is over now. It began for me with a fantastic party in a big country house, a buffalo dance in a king’s coat, and an icy swim in a pond. It ended with a baby.
As part of the preparation for the recent birth of my daughter, I read a bit about birth art and a lot about natural labour and childbirth. Naturally for such a significant event I was going to have ideas for icons and this is the sketch of the image that came to me one day.
I made this painting a long time ago, from a quick outline doodle I’d drawn of someone I saw in the street. I used to display it at the Kew Studio, in the staircase gallery, and the staff at the nursery on the ground floor used to turn it round to face the wall.
You are welcome to visit the art studio at the upcoming Studio Open evening and morning, 23 and 24 August.
The desire to test, cross and dissolve boundaries is a theme, indeed an ever-recurring fact, of my life. So it is naturally a central driver in my art practice.
I’d like to thank the 350+ people who took the time to contribute to the Painting By Numbers project at Unit 56 as part of the SVA Site Festival in May.
Painting By Numbers is underway at Unit 56 on the Stroud High Street, as part of the Site Festival.
Once again medicine has come to my aid so here is my tribute.
This year I was very excited that SVA responded to my Painting By Numbers proposal (which had been sitting in a notebook sulking for three years), so I will be in the ex-Curry’s shop hosting this project in May.
Augmentin or co-amoxiclav
On New Year’s Eve I went to a marvellous party and became the Fancy Lady that Has a Yeti Head.
Kew Green Football Club – a tribute
It’s Christmas, so I looked up St Nicholas.
Winter solstice is celebrated very widely. Most of these festivals contain themes of rebirth and reversal. I think of it as Baby Sun with blue hair.
Isabella had two dear parrots, but they died. Here is a picture about her and her her parrots.
The Postal Book Project started earlier this year and I got signed up to take part. I eventually received a small German-English dictionary from 1902 with another artist’s work on […]
Ibuprofen was invented at Boots in the 60’s. I made a picture about it.
While I was ill I started making iconographic sketches representing the spirits of these medicines and some other themes.
A series of paintings featuring poetry by Rob Clucas-Tomlinson
Sponsor a pop video with weird outfits
Mythicollagical sketch: a wind snake woman
Yoko Ono in collage.
Atelier Community Theatre hired me to design imagery for the advertising of their latest production, two plays by Eugene Ionesco. Directed by Vasile Nedelcu, the plays ‘The Chairs’ and ‘The […]
This sketch was part of the preparatory work for a portrait of Meg. It’s been finished a little and given to Meg and her family.
“My lady is in the bathtub and cannot find the truffles.”
THIS is Barren’s Caught.
The Great Thing about Having Crap Stuff is…
This storybook was made a long time ago, 2003, for my friend Rowena.
Some notes from a sketchbook.
My great-grandmother was a fish
I notice how so many people on the trains are sleeping, reading or playing with their gadgets. Very few just sit there. And even fewer do sketching.
A new experience every week
Four Kew Studio artists are showing work at the Orange Tree Theatre, between 9 February to 12 March 2011.
A pencil drawing taken during football on TV.
does sugar taste like love?
You are very welcome to the preview evening for a group show of works by Kew Studio artists including myself at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond.
It is winter, here is a sheep and lamb. My fingers are so cold I can barely write. This is not because I am a starving artist but because I […]
This goose is painted with Egg tempera. This involves mixing coloured pigment with egg yolk.
Anna Portch’s play ‘Our Savouress’ was shown at the Graft event last night at the Pleasance Theatre, a great evening. I was asked to produce an icon for Jessica, the […]
Mia is nearly ready.
Some more icon doodles to amuse you, all in egg tempera.
This is Isabella in Paris last year. She is a Philosopher and also an Indian dancer. And an Administrator.
This is a sketch for a play by Anna Portch entitled “Our Savouress”. If the design is accepted it will be part of the play – coming soon to a […]
This is Gizmo. He sadly died so I was asked to make a memento using photos.
While designing a new portrait, I got this image which I thought was interesting.
If you’d like to have a go at trying the basics of egg tempera and some icon painting techniques, get in touch by leaving a comment or emailing sarah *at* sarahdixonfineart.co.uk and I will let you know the next sessions in Kew.
A new portrait has begun.
SUNDAY 29 August – Learn to use Egg Tempera with traditional Icon Painting techniques.
Visit Richmond art shows in June I am participating in the Richmond ArtHouse events in June to which you may like to come along. I’ve been making animal paintings and […]
http://lookingglassreview.com/books/ Through the Looking Glass book reviews website has just relaunched with a logo I designed for the site’s owner Marya Jensen-Gruber. She keeps an amazing record of children’s book […]
The underpainting has been overpainted but there is a long way to go. Two art shows and a fair are coming up in June so there is work to be […]
This is what makes painting so exciting and compelling yet so painful and tortuous.
Once upon a time, there was an idea for a magazine and Lo! its name was given unto it and the Name was TREAT.
Last week I was shortlisted to make a climate change animation as an educational tool for indigenous peoples in the humid tropics.
I learnt how to make a professional black and it has made all the difference.
I made this small self portrait today.
I am making some animated sequences for the titles of a film coming out soon about politics.
Goblin Market has been selected for a new Russian website featuring art in various digital forms.
I’ve started on a new painting which is actually three paintings in a triptych.
On Saturday evening I worked with Anna to begin her portrait.
A Barnes garden in oils.
Planting the feet firmly into Art.