Sarah Warley-Cummings

Sarah studied at Central St. Martins for a BA in Fashion and Illustration. After graduating she worked in Paris, London and Milan freelance illustrating for international magazines and newspapers, before joining Fleet Street as a fashion and news journalist. After ten years Sarah left to pursue painting full time.

Her latest work is  inspired by the countryside in West Sussex where she now lives and evolve from sketches made during walks along the South Downs Way. The rich colours of the fields and far reaching valleys and floodplains around the River Arun feature strongly in her paintings. Her work retains much of the sensitivity and energy first developed during her early years spent in Cornwall as a student living near the Porthmeor Studios in St. Ives and the  artists of the St Ives school have have had a lasting effect on her work.  These semi-abstract oils and  prints capture the light, atmosphere and harmonious rhythm of the countryside  surrounding the South Downs.  They balance abstract composition with a real sense of observed place and atmosphere.

Sarah Warley-Cummings is an expressionistic painter and printmaker who regularly exhibits with the New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists and Pastel Society at the Mall Galleries London and W H Patterson.  She is a member of the Printmakers Council.


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Sarah Warley-Cummings

‘Living in lockdown has had some surprising benefits. Instead of going for long walks along the South Downs with my sketch book  I found myself confined to the garden. I have never painted it before but now it has become my new landscape. Never had nature appeared so vibrant with the Spring producing an abundance of blossoms and colour. My garden has become my inspiration during this strange period of isolation. It has given a sense of freedom and peace during these troubled times which I think comes through in my recent work’.

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