|Sarah E. Madsen
Main Works in Drawing Section
English Artist, Sarah Elizabeth Madsen attended Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design in London, England. There she gain a BA Hons Degree in Jewellery Design.This interest in 3 D Design was quite a different direction from her first love of Fine Art. The Desire to follow figurative art has been constant theme throughout her life as an artist. In 1992 the young artist received a Travel Bursary from The Royal Society of British Sculptors on a Medal Design. She has also exhibited at various locations such as the Mall Galleries in London, Silvermine Art Center in Connecticut and also at Steven Whyte Figurative Sculpture Studio in Carmel, California.
"I tend to work quickly with concentration to put the essence onto paper. Portrait drawing from life for me is an absolute challenge . The amount of expressions, gestures, moods, habits and interaction that people show is incredibly complex.
The studies of Babies & Children are from constant observation of my own children. This definately creates its own demands as children rarely remain still. Fortunately this pushes me to just grasp quickly the essentials and not to overdo a drawing. The interest in Fine handmade Jewellery/ Medal and Enamelling stems again from my love of observation (though currently somewhat on hold at present time.) So one day hope to produce Tiaras:), fine Gem Rings and Necklaces though these would be more towards art/sculpture pieces than mainstream jewellery.
The direction I take is organic and figurative in nature. Always to create a "living feeling." Whether it is a Gold forged wire curling around the nape of the neck, through to a few chosen marks onto canvas or paper."
Exhibitions, Awards and Gallery Representation
2008- 2009 "Le Beau Soleil Gallery"
210 ˝ Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
2008 "The Ol' Factory Café" Sand City, CA
Life Studies in Watercolor & Drawings
2007 "The Works" bookstore, Pacific Grove, CA
Life Pencil studies of Children & Babies.
2004 ? 2006, Steven Whyte - Figurative Sculpture Studios,
Suite 11, 2nd Floor, 700 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940.
(Steven Whyte now relocated to Carmel, CA)
Original pencil Portrait Studies and 'Lobster' series
2001 Borders Book Cafe, Los Gatos, C.A, U.S.A
Pencil Studies from Life of Babies & Children
1999 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors
Mall Galleries, London, U.K
Watercolor of 'Rainbow Trout II'
1998 Art of the Northeast of the U.S.A
Silvermine Art Center, C.T
Conte'-crayon Study 'Lady Silvermine' (life size)
1996 Skylark Galleries
Southbank, London, U.K
Paintings & Drawings of People
1993 Harrow Exhibition
One-man show of Sculptural Jewellery & Paintings
1992 Goldsmiths Exhibition
Precious Jewellery Sculpture
1992 Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design
B.A Hons Degree in Jewellery Design
1998 Stanley Barnes Memorial Award
Stamford Art Association, C.T, U.S.A
Pen & Watercolor Life Studies of Lobsters
1992 Royal Society of British Sculptors
Awarded a travel Bursary for a Bronze Medal Sculpture to commemorate
The Opening of the New British Library