Paintings by Sarah Earl, Pembrokeshire
Originally from Gloucestershire, Sarah moved to Pembrokeshire in 1990 and lives between Fishguard and Newport half a mile from the sea. She became a full-time artist 12 years ago after taking an art class and getting ‘completely obsessed’.
Above: Golden Autumn Morning
“There’s a beautiful wood near me called Ty Canol, and this painting is inspired by the stunning sea view from its burial chamber, Pentre Ifan.”
SWIFTS OVER NEWPORT
“I live near Newport and spend a lot of time there. It has a lovely old church surrounded by pretty cottages. On almost the same exact day every year the swifts arrive to nest in the church. One year I was there on that day and, moved by the birds’ arrival, felt inspired to paint the village. Though you can’t see this exact view from there I wanted to include iconic spots such as the beach and the headland.”
AUGUST MORNING OVER NEWPORT
“From Newport you can look across to The Parrog [beach] where there’s a river which attracts oystercatchers. Amongst the line of houses is this group of three quirky cottages which really stand out. This painting was inspired by a walk there on a bluesky day, and I took a photograph to get the details right.”
POPPIES AND SWIFTS NEAR PORTHCLAIS
“Porthclais is a tiny harbour owned by the National Trust – it was one of my mother’s favourite places. It’s lovely walking down the winding lane – where this scene is imagined from – into the inlet. There were poppies and swifts on this particular day and I couldn’t wait to get home to paint what I’d seen.”
“This is based on Cwm-yr-Eglwys where there are ruins of an old church mostly destroyed by a storm in the 19th century. I wanted to paint the village imagining what it would’ve looked like when the beautiful church still stood, adding the shooting star, owl and sheep to emphasise the dreamlike, night-time feel.”
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For further details, or to see more of Sarah’s work, visit www.sarahearl.co.uk
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