2022 ASBA Botanical Illustrator Award for Excellence in Scientific Botanical Art
Author of 'Natural History Illustration in Pen & Ink' Published by The Crowood Press
As an admirer and an avid reader of the genre of nature writing, Sarah will often incorporate this into her own writing.
She started writing for her popular blog The Natural Year in 2011 and in 2013 was awarded The Going Greener Gong from Making A Mark, for the blog that Katherine Tyrrell found most stimulating in relation to getting us in touch with nature and the environment.
On the blog Sarah includes many step by step articles, news of art projects she is working on, reviews of art materials and exhibitions; and also advice for all levels of botanical and natural history artists, one of her most popular posts being Project Skills for Botanical Artists.
Her writing for the blog has slowed now, but this has now expanded to writing online courses, and digital downloads that help to guide and support botanical and natural history artists in their learning. These helpful documents are not meant to replace tuition in person, as Sarah feels that nothing can beat that, but to support other's learning experiences.
Her first two titles are available via the Natures Details Etsy Shop, and further titles are planned in the future.
As a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, Sarah also values the opportunity to write articles for their membership journal.
At the beginning of 2019 Sarah started on her most ambitious writing and illustration project to date. In 2021 her book 'Natural History Illustration in Pen and Ink' was published and is proving to be very popular. The book is a treasure trove of advice and instruction on using this popular medium to illustrate many aspects of the natural world. In the book you will also journey through nature and discover more about the species and habitats she illustrates.
She is currently working on a second book project, carrying out research, fieldwork and producing new illustrations.