Sarah Graham


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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, the Kaiser Chiefs commissioned Sarah to paint the cover of their popular 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 is often playful and fun, but 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. Sarah will arrange these items in her studio, then will take up to 200 photos to find the perfect composition.

Sarah Graham’s paintings have inspired many people across the world. In 2022, Sarah featured as a guest judge on Britain’s Best Young Artist, and in 2015, she appeared in the GCSE art exam paper.

Sarah’s work has featured in a number of exhibitions at Byard Art, notably in our Hyper Realist Exhibition in 2021. View the exhibition catalogue here.