Our artist in residence Sarah Mitchener

Sarah is a Brighton based watercolour and mixed media artist producing land, sea and townscapes and illustrations heavily influenced by Brighton and long walks sketching and photographing the South Downs.

In addition to painting in watercolour, acrylic, soluble graphite and charcoal, during lockdown she began producing monotype prints with two works ‘Walking Home with the Moon’ and ‘Selene and the Forest’ being selected for exhibition with the Society of Graphic Fine Art.

Her work has been exhibited in Cameron Contemporary Gallery, Hove and Grey Walls
Gallery, Kemp Town and her work could be found for several years filling the walls of Lime Tree Kitchen, Lewes (now closed). She was also invited by renowned watercolour artist Shirley Trevena RI to exhibit with her in a four woman show in Nottingham.

Over the last few years Sarah has been a regular exhibitor in Artists Open Houses both with solo and group exhibitions, having work in the Fiveways, Central, Hove and Kemptown Trails and Lewes Artwave. Her participation has supported charities such as NSPCC, YMCA Macmillan, Hummingbird and DEC Ukraine and this year she
will be supporting Sussex Nightstop – a community response to homelessness.

In May last year she curated a successful new Artists Open House, ‘5 Montpelier Place’ on the Brunswick Town Trail, Brighton bringing together twelve artists and makers to exhibit together for the first time and this is opened again for May 2023.

In 2022 Sarah curated and exhibited in ‘From the Downs to the Sea’, a new venture for the Hurst Festival. Following its success she is again curating and exhibiting in the new exhibition, ‘A Quiet Wisdom, Trees in the Landscape’ with eleven other artists for the Hurst Festival in September 2023 which will again take place in the historic Great
Hall at Danny.

Sarah is an elected member and current Chair of the Sussex Watercolour Society, exhibiting annually with them.

More examples of her work can be found at Sarah Mitchener Art on Instragram, and Facebook and on the website of the Sussex Watercolour Society.

Phone: 07759 998044
Email: sarahmitchener@yahoo.co.uk