ABOUT SARAH YOUSEMAN
Currently lives and works in, Kent
Sarah Youseman works in a variety of media producing colourful, detailed paintings of abstract appearance referencing images produced by digital malfunction.
Process forms an integral part of my work resulting in unpredictable outcomes reflective of the condition we call life whilst maintaining awareness of colour, tone and mark-making traditions.
New areas of interest arise during the enquiry process in response to aesthetic outcome by reacting to each mark made so that the painting becomes part of a journey.
My paintings are informed by nature in all its glory visually weaving organic forms, colour, and texture with an injection of personal experience to imbue a sense of place and atmosphere. It is my aim to celebrate creation, beauty and the interrelatedness of all things by communicating a meaningful, emotional connection through the visual poetry of painting.
BA (Hons) Painting, University of the Creative Arts
2006 The Big Picture
2006 - 2019 Southfleet Arts Festival
2017 - 2019 Peter Blake Gallery Selection Panel
1999 - 2007 Talking Paint
2000 - 2004 Three Counties, Chartwell
2001 - 2007 South East Open Studios
2002 Petts Wood Gallery
2003 - 2007 Francis Iles Gallery
2005, 2007 Ripley Arts Centre solo
2005 Royal Academy Watercolour & Drawings
2017 Studio 6, Gravesend
2018 Pie Factory Margate collaboration
2019 OXO Tower
2019 Francis Iles Gallery, Rochester
2022 South East Open Studios
Works held in private collections in Britain, Europe and US.