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Sara Hayward MA RCA

After Bournville School of Art, British artist painter Sara Hayward studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, Oxford University, and printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London. Her vibrant, colour filled paintings principally include still life, seascape, figurative and landscape subject matter. Printmaking informs Sara’s painting process and the layering of vibrant mark making with a heightened colour palette create a unique and personal semiabstract response to her chosen subject matter.

She likes to work in series on families of paintings exploring expressive mark making techniques as can seen with her still life genre, Iona inspired seascapes and Elle 1:00000 figurative series of paintings. At the outset of each new image Sara is passionate about exploring composition, structure, drawing and spatial devices with the most successful ideas taken into paintings on paper or board.

Sara has held artist residencies at the Museum of Royal Worcester (and was commissioned to paint the portrait of curator and BBC Antiques Road Show host Henry Sandon MBE for the museum) and Winterbourne House & Garden, Birmingham University, which were both funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Sara’s paintings can be found in the permanent collections of Birmingham University, Worcester City Art Gallery, Jesus College, Cambridge, and the Museum of Royal Worcester.

Sara enjoys walking her ancient grey lurcher Rodney, t’ai chi and tennis and is married to landscape painter Paul Powis, with whom she enjoys travelling and visiting art collections. They live in Worcester where they each have a studio.