Sarah Fletcher has been painting since childhood. Her first teachers were her parents and she continued to study portraiture, plant drawing and still life at school in England. Some of her work was shown on Adrian Hill's BBC television series, Sketch Club.
In Newfoundland Sarah studied with sculptor/painter, Hans Melis. She worked on portrait and landscape commissions and took private courses in Nova Scotia. Sarah spent some months working with Richard Serrin at his studio in Florence. She has been an active member of The Federation of Canadian Artists since the early 1980's and was part of the 101 Vancouver Artists Show in Vancouver,BC in 1986. For some years Sarah was responsible for the theatre programs for Metro theatre in Vancouver and painted scenery for many of that company's productions. She entered and won a place in the International AIM for Arts exhibition in 2000. Sarah`s work can be seen in the Red Ochre Gallery in St. John`s and has been included in exhibitions around Newfoundland and at The Federation Gallery in Vancouver. Her paintings are in private collections in Europe and Canada.
In 2008 she was part of The Clours of spring Exhibition at Red Ochre Gallery. In 2009, Sarah's work was included in The Spring Exhibition of the Federation of Canadian Artists in Victoria BC.
Sarah works mainly in pastel, watercolour and oil. The subject suggests the medium.
Sarah divides her time between BC and her home in Heart`s Delight, Newfoundland. "Newfoundland is my heart`s place. My ghosts are here . In this place the light is brilliant, the colours of sea and shrub and stone a constant surprise. The water, ever changing - tranquil, glistening, wind whipped , fierce, is fascinating to me. Here every face and bird and wild flower and the moody sky and sea are dear and all inspire me to continue to learn. It is the small details in the larger scene which attract me. My pictures are telling me a tale as I work and I hope those who see them will also find a story of their own in the paintings."