Moored Under the Willows

Sarah Corner (Contemporary)

Oil on Panel
Size (inches): 11.5 (h) x 23 (w) inches
Size (cm): 29.2 (h) x 58.4 (w) cm

Following her studies at Art College in Richmond upon Thames, Sarah was fortunate to secure a much sought after opportunity to work for one of the U.K.’s foremost Restorers of painted and decorated Antiques, a Mr. Reginald Dudman of London. During her years with Mr. Dudman she gained a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the techniques of period Master Craftsman and Artists. Sarah worked on some of the most important pieces for private collectors, antiques trade and museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum. Notable individual pieces included an ornate gilded chair belonging to Napoleon, and a painting attributed to Whistler. One of her most important projects in the 1980’s was working on the restoration of the painted and gilded throne canopy that houses the throne from where the Queen opens Parliament in the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster. “Sarah’s paintings show a remarkable feel for the Irish landscape, wildlife and all animals in their natural surroundings. Her unique handling of oil paints and her subtle palette give her paintings a special light and help her to capture the stillness of the quiet corners she chooses to paint. Her affinity with nature comes across strongly and the smaller details in her paintings have been closely observed, giving the work an authenticity which is rarely found.” …Peter Curling