Summer is here and I’m back to my happy place – painting.  I have been asked to paint a series for Napiers Gallery to exhibit in the Edinburgh Festival.

They gave me a disgusting picture on canvas from IKEA and I was given free reign to do what I wanted with it.  As Napiers is all about fitness, health and flexiblity I decided to paint a gymnast so I researched circus performers, dancers and gymnasts and this is the step by step process to my first canvas….


She worked so much better when I flipped the canvas !! This took 2 weeks by the way!



Artists Statement A conceptual artist whose work and research centres round the subject of glamour, 1920-60's actresses and memory. Member of the printmakers workshop for the past 10 years and works predominantly with woodcuts but has recently discovered the joy of Toyobo relief printing so be prepared for more of them. My work involved photographing, sketching, printing and reworking images . I like things that look like mistakes, loving the medium and the rawness of the printed image. My influences are fairly diverse but when in doubt I cant go wrong with Bruce Nauman, Picasso, Matthew Barney, Helen Chadwick and anything to do with the Flux Movement. Happy to take on your commissions - just email me at View all posts by SARAH WILSON

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