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Sarah Warley - Cummings

Organic form - Winter 2018/19

Sarah Warley-Cummings was born in Cornwall and began sketching her surroundings at an early age.


An Art foundation course in Cornwall was followed by a degree course in St Martins School of Art London.


Having gained a B.A hons. Degree in Fashion, Sarah worked as a freelance illustrator in London, Paris and Milan. Her fashion drawings and sketches were syndicated with Transworld Syndication and appeared in American, English and European magazines. Her visual reporting eventually led to writing and a career in Fleet Street where she worked as a journalist for eleven years.


Marriage and children followed and a renewed interest in Fine Art.


She has exhibited with W.H Patterson, the New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists Pastel Society, National Open Art. Member of the Printmakers Council.

Since moving to West Sussex a few years ago, the landscape has had a profound influence on her work. The far-reaching countryside along the South Downs features strongly in her recent work. Having worked in several mediums, printmaking has now become her prime interest.


Her abstract images are formed directly from sketches and drawings of the surrounding countryside. Although trained in traditional printmaking, her recent mono prints often use a combination of Carborundum and Dry Point etching. Several plates are used in the process, sometimes up to four to create the finished images. The process of inking and precise registration of the plates are an important part of the process of creating a fine print.

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