A perfectionist’s view

Marilyn by Sarah RobinsonDon’t miss the opportunity to see Sarah Robinson’s exhibition at the view, Winchester’s visual arts space on Bridge Street.

Her exhibition of portrait work runs from Friday 5th September until Friday 3rd October 2008.

Art has been a life-long hobby for Sarah and also offered her a way of relaxing whilst studying Film at the University of Winchester.

Having finished her degree, she decided that art was too big a passion to just ignore. She has since had work commissioned around the world and is a regular contributor to several charitable causes including Neurofibromatosis Association UK & USA and their respective Celebrity Doodle Day Auctions.

Reflecting on her work, Sarah said:

“As an artist I am a perfectionist, I strive to achieve photo realism - especially in portraits - but at the same time I want the viewer to recognise and understand that the piece has been created by hand, every stroke individual with its own meaning and reason.

It’s with this in mind that I created the series ‘Icons’. Displayed in a tiled manner, I want the viewer to recognise the faces in front of them and become intrigued by that ‘special something’ which sets the faces apart.” 

The exhibition includes an interesting support tool in the form of a film of what she terms her ‘art in motion’.

Bruce Willis by Sarah RobinsonShe is passionate about her traditional style of artwork and becomes frustrated with people labelling it as old fashioned. On this subject she said:

“…it seems to me that (fine art) has been dying a slow death, being overtaken by what we refer to as contemporary art, with fashionable installations putting fine art securely in the shadows.  By combining new technology with traditional style I hope to give people a new and fresh perspective on what is considered old and out-of-date.”

For any more information please visit Sarah’s website at www.sarahrobinson.co.uk.

the view is managed and funded by Winchester City Council’s Arts Development Service with the help of artist and teacher Ali Eales, and is for the display of new work created by local people who are either studying art or are early career artists and craft makers. If you would like more information about showing work there or about any of the artists involved, please contact Faye Pain in the City Council’s cultural services division on 01962 848 303 or email fpain@winchester.gov.uk