Sarah Bell Smith Artist Statement
As a four year old Sarah Bell Smith learnt to sew and whilst at primary school starting selling art and textiles for money. This passion for art and textiles later lead to a full time career as a specialized teacher and artist.
Her inspiration comes from many sources… identity issues, travelling, memories, relationships, personal experiences and nature study. The majority of her work has a message behind it and she hopes people can connect with it on a personal level. Every piece of work begins with extensive research, drawings and samples that all compiled into a journal. These journals become a work of art in themselves.
Sarah’s favorite mediums include fabric, paper and recycled objects combined with hand and free machine stitching. She also likes to work in 3 dimensional areas such as wearable art and sculpture.
Art and textiles are Sarah’s whole life; her practice as an artist is constantly evolving.