Welcome to my blog wich opens up my studio. Check out my projects, inspiration and sketchbook. I hope you enjoy... Sarah

Joseph Albers

At St Martins School of Art we spent pretty much the whole of the first year studying colour, some of the best learning was achieved by studying the work of Joseph Albers and his acclaimed Interaction Of Colour theory so I wish to credit him here and my tutor Garth Lewis too for bringing this wonderful world of colour theory and interaction to my world.


I salute Mr Albers as a colour guru and inspirational artist. My continuation of this study is to

Welcome to the projects blog…

Over on my website there are project pages for work I have already completed.

Here on the blog I shall open up the commissions I’m currently working on and share how it progresses, giving insights to the practical and emotional ups and downs of bringing all varied aspects of a project together.

It’s not all colouring in you know, driving a van full of products is all part of the job!

Mission control!

It has become more and more of my work to be in front of a screen and as a necessity (well that’s how I swung it with my accountant) I have dug deep and have the largest imac available - I adore it - designing in more detail is so much easier, also I confess to having become a complete Apple disciple and a screen junkie. Here’s what I use them for:

  • Desk top i-mac - main design studio screen
  • Desk top

Welcome to the sketchbook blog…

The heart of any design is my sketchbook and ideas that knit together as they develop and emerge.

Many a disaster in a sketchbook leads to a better final out come but it’s the private place where creativity and my insular exploration can occur.

One of my favourite tips from a tutor back on my Art Foundation Course was to avoid the terror of the blank white page by painting/scratching/covering/tearing/folding/creasing or what ever you wanting the first few pages to get into the swing of being

The quest for the perfect sketchbook

First world problem I know but eek it took me a lot of time and frustration to go through the many variables here’s a potted history of my journey:

  1. A4 landscape, white cartridge hardback came first regulation standard at college - successful but always felt a bit boring
  2. A4 handmade sketchbook from torn up and painted birthday cards - fab but more of an art work than a practical tool
  3. Back to hardback A4 but tried

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