Sarah Ackland is an Australian artist who currently works primarily in graphite, but also has a love for watercolour. She enjoys working tonally in graphite and seeing the results that come from working in the medium. Having grown up on a farm in the Western District of Victoria she has had a love for the Australian landscape from an early age which has been a great influence with her artwork. With an interest in bush scenes, landscape, botanical and beachscapes, she is constantly inspired by the Australia landscape, the plant life and its rugged beauty. Her aim is to convey that beauty onto the paper and have people amazed by it. Whilst mostly self taught she has studied under Australia artist Julian Bruere. She has found his detailed Australian snowgum scenes and landscapes to be inspiring and aims to reach that sensitivity in her artwork. Sarah has work in private collections throughout Melbourne and country Victoria. She has exhibited in group exhibitions and participated in Rotary Art Shows throughout Melbourne and surrounding areas. In 2019 she won her first award in the Warrandyte Rotary Art Show as Emerging Artist
Currently she is based in Melbourne where she lives with her Husband and works from home in her studio.
My artwork is inspired by things I love, places I've been to and things that mean a lot to me. My aim is to convey the beauty of the world that I see around me onto paper and have people amazed by it. My goal is to have my artwork resonate with the viewer. I also I love to give people the opportunity to have happy memories, with the hope of my artwork being a trigger of fond memories of times past. Currently I am enjoying the simplicity of working in graphite and pushing the boundaries of it and my boundaries as an artist and seeing where the adventure leads me.
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