Introducing Sarah Sculley Australia’s Urban Artist

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Our Artist of The Month!

Optimists have their work cut out these days. If they’re not on the receiving end of rolled eyes and patronising sighs, they have to keep their chins up against a tide of seemingly unrelenting bad news. A challenge indeed, but luckily these resilient folk have a talent for finding silver linings on clouds, and even scattering them to reveal sunny skies. One such optimist is urban artist Sarah Sculley, who is a brilliant example of what you can do with the right attitude, a vibrant palette, and a lust for life and your work. Sarah’ s work is colourful, emotional and intimate.

It is honest in its exploration of both the light and dark inside all of us, depicting the contrast between internal self-talk and the external self that is shown to the world. Her work embodies both empowering and destructive thoughts and pairs those thoughts with dramatic figures, colour and stroke.

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It is honest in its exploration of both the light and dark inside all of us, depicting the contrast between internal self-talk and the external self that is shown to the world. Her work embodies both empowering and destructive thoughts and pairs those thoughts with dramatic figures, colour and stroke.

Sarah works across various media, including canvas, skatedecks, surfboards, and wall murals. She enjoys working on large scale canvases, as she says ‘the larger surface allows for mistakes, so I tend to go into these artworks with no fear. It gives me the chance to experiment, make mistakes, push myself, layer layer layer. The canvas is very forgiving’.

Sarah has now been in the creative art space for over 15 years. She studied a Bachelor of Design Studies majoring in Graphic Design and Visual Culture at the Queensland College of Art and received a scholarship from Griffith University to study abroad at the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. Since starting to exhibit her work in 2005, she has held international solo and group shows in Shanghai and San Diego, and been regularly featured in Australian shows, including recent group shows as a finalist in the Brisbane Art Awards.

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Since moving home to Brisbane in 2009, Sarah has evolved her work to include commercial mural work, graphic design and personal commissions. Currently Sarah runs her graphic design and urban art practise from her home studio in North Brisbane. She has also launched a new business venture with her mother called XOXkit: a creative subscription box. Curating the monthly subscription box projects has been a great opportunity for Sarah to learn new techniques and new materials.

When asked about how she manages to stay creative she says ‘I’ve could have 99 problems but creativity isn’t one.Seriously though, I do have ‘off’ creative days like anyone else but I am so fortunate to be able to work on my creative businesses full time. So when I’m feeling I move to another area of the business that doesn’t need creativity. My big problem at the moment is finding enough hours in the day to get the creative ideas out of me and into the world.’

When ask what’s next, Sarah says ‘getting married next month is priority.Making sure I’m a great mum to my son and a supportive partner. Being the healthiest and happiest I can be. Keeping clients happy and creative development in the businesses and remembering to sit back and appreciate everything in my life’.

You can find more of Sarah’s art on our gallery page and she can be contacted through Art Expedia for a special price on commissioning her work. Simply write to us with your inquiry and we will give you a free consultation.


 

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