About Sarah Paulin
My interest in painting was ignited when as training as a florist, I had open access to an explosive display of colour & form in nature. I wanted to permanently capture the layered beauty of those ephemeral blooms.
Foraging and collecting seasonal flowers around the neighbourhood has also been a plentiful resource. Some of my paintings feature landscape, this has come from my enjoyment of exploring New Zealands natural environment with my husband NZ Artist, Simon Williams... searing clear white light, aquamarine blue seas.
I sometimes layer domestic still life & props with views of New-Zealand landscapes behind. My process is that I start with a drawn image, and layer oil paint to add resonance and pigmentation. My inspiration has come from Australian Artists, Margaret Preston, Laura Jones & NZ artist Jacqueline Fahey.