About Sarah Garvey

S. Garvey-Paper Moonweb‘Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.’ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The reversal of image that occurs in printmaking is significant for me, creating a mirror world outside of time and place. I play with the idea that universal and infinite truths are best expressed using fugitive moments.
My images are constructed from drawings, film stills, vintage and contemporary snaps, which I cut and mark both digitally and manually.
I use multiple, graduated colour rolls on drypoint, etching and solar plates to create space. Next, Chine colles (glued papers) made from ephemera such as envelopes, old music, slips, snaps, tickets and tags to create another textural layer and often a little sparkle. Lastly the motifs are inked in black and printed over the other elements.
Born in London, 1980. Sarah trained at Central St. Martins and Camberwell.
Sarah is a member of the Printmakers Council, East London Printmakers and has a studio with Barbican Arts Group Trust Haggerston.

Awarded the Arts Club special purchase prize at the Royal Academy Summer exhibition 2013.
Awarded Great Art prize at the National Original Print exhibition Bank side Gallery 2014.
She exhibits at The Affordable Art Fair Hampstead with the Printmakers ink gallery.