About

My paintings are primarily about light, atmosphere and colour. Although they are often set in Manchester I hope they transcend place, and speak to you the viewer wherever you are from. 

I have painted in traditional media ever since I can remember, but now also paint digitally using a stylus and tablet at a computer or on an iPad. My parents are both creative and encouraged me as a child by buying me ‘grown up’ paints, and sometimes my Dad let me tag along with his night school art class. The fact he was a printer meant there was always paper by the ream for me to draw on. I went on to study Art History and Archaeology at Nottingham University, and then Clothing Design at Manchester Metropolitan University. It was whilst studying clothing design I first became interested in digital painting, and wrote my dissertation on analogue versus digital fashion illustration. In a way I am still exploring how traditional painting influences my digital work and vice versa. I went on to work in design and photography for a few companies, eventually going freelance and spending more and more time painting.

Profile picture of artist Sarah Connell
Profile picture of artist Sarah Connell

My paintings are primarily about light, atmosphere and colour. Although they are often set in Manchester I hope they transcend place, and speak to you the viewer wherever you are from. 

I have painted in traditional media ever since I can remember, but now also paint digitally using a stylus and tablet at a computer or on an iPad. My parents are both creative and encouraged me as a child by buying me ‘grown up’ paints, and sometimes my Dad let me tag along with his night school art class. The fact he was a printer meant there was always paper by the ream for me to draw on. I went on to study Art History and Archaeology at Nottingham University, and then Clothing Design at Manchester Metropolitan University. It was whilst studying clothing design I first became interested in digital painting, and wrote my dissertation on analogue versus digital fashion illustration. In a way I am still exploring how traditional painting influences my digital work and vice versa. I went on to work in design and photography for a few companies, eventually going freelance and spending more and more time painting.

A magazine interview with Sarah Connell

Press

To read more about the nitty gritty of my painting influences and techniques these articles might be of interest;

Now Then magazine

Cheshire Life

A magazine interview with Sarah Connell

Press

To read more about the nitty gritty of my painting influences and techniques these articles might be of interest;

Now Then magazine

Cheshire Life

Let’s stay in touch

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Get in contact

Visit my contact page for any questions.

Original Paintings

If you would like to see my original paintings in person head to the following galleries ;

northernmakes.com

sodencollection.com

Sarah Connell in the studio with her cat
Sarah Connell in the studio with her cat
Frame and Delivery Costs

Frames

Regular - £50.00

Medium - £75.00

Large - £120

Postage

Any Size Unframed - £0.00

Regular Framed - £9.00

Medium Framed - £24.00

Large Framed - £36.00

Frame and Delivery Costs

Frames

Regular - £50.00

Medium - £75.00

Large - £120

Postage

Any Size Unframed - £0.00

Regular Framed - £9.00

Medium Framed - £24.00

Large Framed - £36.00