Sarah was a founding member of the artists’ co-operative ROAR Studios in 1982.
She works in a neo-expressionist style, and her art is the direct and energetic fruition of a life-time of painting. With boldness and colour she has documented her many travels and other journeys.
“Well for me the brush and paint are still such basic tool of self-expression and the possibilities still seem endless. I am challenged by form, colour, structure and texture, and in a good painting I meet those challenges and surprise myself.
“My painting is emotive, flowing, spontaneous. It rides on the intuitive, on the way I feel. I love moving paint around. I love the power and rhythm of paint. Handled well it can be charged full of life. Sometimes if let loose, it will run its own race. The painting process is like going on a journey. You start off and don’t know what you will discover.
“I’ve always been interested in real life – the rough, tough sort that forces you to fight for what you want. I’ve always painted my immediate environment; people, animals, place, and have tried to depict situations simply and honestly.”
Sarah Faulkner, in Sarah Faulkner, No Straight Lines – A Survey, 1982-2004, catalogue