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 continues and 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.

Drawing Helicoid Shells 

Observing & Drawing Fungi

As a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, Sarah also values the opportunity to write articles for their membership journal.

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At the beginning of 2019 Sarah started on her most ambitious writing and illustration project to date.  She has been commissioned by Crowood Press to write and illustrate a book on Natural History Illustration in Pen and Ink.  She is hoping the book will be a treasure trove of advice and instruction on using this popular medium to illustrate many aspects of the natural world, whilst also enjoying Sarah's journey through nature and discovery as an artist and naturalist.  Publication is due in 2021.

The Walnut Tree in Summer