Sarah Perkins

I live in Derby, Derbyshire, England

I studied fashion design at Leek College of Art and then moved onto Derby University.

I was a clothing designer for several years before changing career completely and joining the police service! I served the people of Derbyshire for 21years. Due to shifts and busy family life, art was put on hold for quite sometime, but once retired, and with friends and family encouragement, I finally picked up a paintbrush again. I started with a portrait of a dear friends dog, and surprised her on her 50th Birthday. From there I was massively encouraged to paint professionally, and as they say…the rest is history.

I’m finally following my dream and what is meant to be ….better late than never eh!?

My time is now divided between customer commissions & my own creative works.

My paintings are lively and highly detailed, with layers of colour using the preferred medium of acrylic paint on canvas. My techniques are self developed, using the paint with a mixture of dense layers, dry dragging & layered washes of colour. I’ve always been a lover of the impressionist painters & the pointillism styles of painting and I believe this reflected in my work.

When producing portrait commissions it is important for me to succeed in portraying the character of the subject. It gives me great pleasure to know that my customers love my style. They like the fact that their beloved pet is transformed into a creative piece of art.

It’s been rewarding as an artist to have the freedom to produce my own creative works too and equally fulfilling in the knowledge that people are drawn to them and making them a focal point in their homes.

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