Sarah Gillespie: Sarah studied 15 & 16C methods and materials at the Atelier Neo-Medici in Paris for one year before going on to Oxford University to read Fine Art at the Ruskin.
After a successful career as a painter, she has now specialized in drawing and mezzotint engraving. Her mezzotints have been exhibited and collected across the UK and in France, America and China and Russia where she won the prize for ‘adhering to the traditions and skills of the medium’ at the Museum of Fine Arts Yekaterinburg in 2019
Her primary interest is in making an art that is devoted not to self-expression but to the fragile life of our fellow sentient beings – moths, trees, and birds.
Gillespie believes the practice of paying attention to the more-than-human world to be a radical form of art in and of itself. We are asked not to notice so much of what goes on around us. She believes that to refuse not to notice, to heed, to attend, to be ‘in conversation’ with our fellow beings, to love and to allow ourselves to grieve for what is lost, is a practice that is at once devotional and subversive.