British painter Sarah Graham was born in Hitchin in 1977, and works almost exclusively in oil on canvas. She completed a BA (hons) in Fine Art painting from De Montfort University in 2000, and has been pursuing her practice ever since. Sarah’s paintings are in private collections across the world, in every continent. In 2012, Sarah was commissioned by the band Kaiser Chiefs to paint the album cover of their singles collection ‘Souvenir’.
Sarah Graham began painting with oils when she was 8 years old, influenced by her father’s love of photography. The subject of Sarah’s work is usually sweet things, and bright toys. These objects are usually from the Artist’s childhood. They are often playfully innocent and optimistic, encouraging the viewer to relate to their inner child. Sarah’s work, while often described as playful and fun, carries extensive discipline and experience with it. A part of her signature painting style is the precisely crafted contrast of blur and clarity. This contrast allows Sarah to draw focus to specific details in her paintings.