Sarah was a keen artist from an early age and enjoyed art throughout her school life, but, unsure that art could be a sustainable career for her, made the pragmatic decision to study law at university instead of art, her natural choice. After leaving school, Sarah took a year out to work and live in Italy before embarking on a law degree at Newcastle University, from which she graduated in 2005.  

Sarah had lingering doubts over her decision to study law rather than art and so she decided to enrol on the Foundation course in Art and Design at Newcastle College instead of continuing immediately with her law qualification. 

On completing the Foundation course diploma in Fine Art with distinction, Sarah sold several paintings and was also commissioned to create a two metre square painting for the newly built and award winning Lifestyle Academy. This early success encouraged her to continue studying art instead of returning to law. 

In June 2008, at the end of the second year of her foundation degree, Sarah won a competition entitled  “A Gift to the City” in which the applicants were asked to present a proposal to the Lord Mayor for a piece of art about Newcastle. Sarah completed the painting, and it was presented in a ceremony to the Lord Mayor and now hangs in the Silver Gallery in the Civic Centre. 

Sarah completed her Honours Degree in Fine Art at Northumbria University in 2009, and currently works in her studio in the Biscuit Tin part time.