Artist Sarah Graham: Chupa Chups, London Buses & Cola Bottles!

December 3, 2009 on 12:04 pm | In Box Canvas, Contemporary Art, Sarah Graham | 2 Comments

Sarah Graham is a realist artist who paints big canvases featuring toys and sweets. Inevitably, the end product of her work is very bright and colourful, and usually looks good enough to eat!!!


Lollipop Lollipop, limited edition box canvas by Sarah Graham

Sarah says that she has always been interested in art since childhood & fell in love with her oil paints bought by her dad when she was 8 years old. For her, art was a natural talent, one of the few subjects she didn’t have to work hard to achieve her grades.

Did Sarah Graham identify a gap in the market by choosing to paint toys and sweets? (something not seen in this format before) Or was it the nostalgia of remembering childhood experiences? She says that her inspiration is simply ‘colours’ & the use of these in her work and interesting textures she can achieve with oil and other mediums…as well as being a big kid at heart of course!


Routemaster, limited edition box canvas by Sarah Graham

Some people, on first seeing her box canvases, believe they are a clever Photoshop creation but they are not, they are limited edition prints from her original paintings! This just shows what a talented artists she is, so good that it looks computer generated and makes a picture of a cola bottle look so real that you think you could pluck it from the canvas and eat it!!!


Penny Cola, limited edition print by Sarah Graham

Who would have thought pictures of toy cars and Black Jacks & Chupa Chups would sell? Yet it has sold, very well indeed in fact. It is the nature of her work that has attracted so many fans and collectors, the realism, the vibrancy of colour and the fun subject mater that make Sarah Graham so popular.

Thank you

Vicki

Links:
Buy Fair Trade Sweets
The International Sweets & Biscuits Fair



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  1. love ur work im drawing it 4 my gcse.

    Comment by hussy — March 21, 2010 #

  2. I wanted to send a very big thank you following the arrival of my painting number #78 chupa chups. It has taken pride of place in my home and has given me new appreciation of the arts. Much respect also for signing my print also. I look forward to more fine and amazing work from you x

    Comment by Rhonda — July 21, 2010 #

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