Sarah Blake
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Walberswick, Suffolk

An autumn walk along Suffolk's beautiful beach at Walberswick, a rather windswept set of watercolour sketches that I've worked up in acrylic on board

Heacham, North Norfolk

My first visit to Heacham, Norfolk, was on a strange warm Halloween in 2014, the silver sunlight and long shadows inspired a set of sketches in watercolour which I later painted up in acrylic.

Vineyard of Moulin de Breuil, S. France (commission) limited edition available

Perched on a wall in the shade after a lengthy chat with the charming vineyard owner and master winemaker Count De Massi I made a series of sketches that resulted in this watercolour of the vineyard building and the beautiful stone house or 'Mas'. This painting is available as a high quality limited edition print.  

Can des Loste, S.France

Next to the lovely vineyards at Moulin de Breuil are the stables of Can des Loste, set against a background of the impressive Pyrenees as they head to the Spanish French border and on to the sea. A beautiful part of France enjoyed by visiting artists including Matisse, Picasso, Dufy and even Renee Mackintosh.

Ostuni, Puglia, Italy

Italy's South Eastern coast with brilliant aqua green sea and volcanic rock, it is stunning and i enjoyed painting a series of small watercolours while visiting Ostuni.

Collioure, S.France

Where the Pyrenees meet the Mediteranean sea the pretty fishing village of Collioure is a favourite with artists. I chose to walk along the exposed cliff path on a, in hindsight, too windy day. The sea was whipped up along the rocks and it was a dramatic walk into the sheltered harbour. Making sketches along the way. I worked this painting up large and bold in acrylic back in my studio. 

Floral vibe (SOLD)

Fresh and joyful this painting is part of a new series of acrylic works inspired by my 1970's teenage years, pop culture, pop colour with a twist of retro and a splash of contemporary design.



Acrylic painting on canvas (30"x20")

Collage and ink calligraphy

Talland Bay

Talland Bay II

Whitsand Bay

Small watercolour on paper. Whitsand Bay Cornwall

Sea Rescue

Acrylic on OSB (wooden board) square 47 x 47



Calm, a soft wash of light across the sea in Cornwall.

My visits back to see family fill me with inspiration to paint - often on khadi paper in watercolour as I walk the cliff paths.

This large painting with goldleaf is framed in a quality white wood frame and evokes a sense of peace.

Constantine Bay

This large painting in watercolour and gold leaf captures the sea on North Cornwalls Trevose Head as the waves roll in to the bays and beaches.

Framed in a quality white wood frame



Harlyn Bay, Dusk

The large beach at Harlyn is popular with surfers and body boarders, as the sun sets the sky ranges through oranges to indigo.

A large watercolor painting with gold leaf

Framed in a quality white wood .


St Ives, FLAG

The long golden beaches are dotted with the flags I enjoy the pops of these colours as they fly in the ind along the stretches of sand.

Acrylic on Canvas, 1 of a set of four


My Events

Repeats every day until Tue Nov 13 2018.
2 Nov 2018 - 11:00 to 18:00
GO! An exhibition of Painting and Print
Repeats every day until Thu May 31 2018.
1 May 2018 - 09:00 to 17:30
RESPOND: Five artists connected by their work with the Fitzwilliam Museum respond to the collection in their own work

July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2021
Cambridge Open Studios 2021
painting, a variety of handbuilt ceramics
Paintings in watercolour and ink and acrylic. Inspired by travel, with elements of abstraction and a love of movement.
  • Commissions Taken
  • Tuition Given

Open studio 2020 with jeweller Birgitte Bruun @ 28 radegund Road Cambridge, weekends 1 & 3.

 I am interested in the movement of colour and light, I enjoy the atmosphere watercolour creates leaving an impression of emotion and sensation. I am inspired by simple lines and washes of colour, I've recently started to paint in acrylic and am enjoying the textures and opacity of layering paint. I offer original paintings and prints for sale and also work to commission. Recent clients have included a French Vineyard, a Norwich firm of architects and visitors to the suffolk coast... 

I also teach painting and drawing at: Anglia Ruskin Students, Hills Road VI Form College to Adults and work with learners of all ages at The Fitzwilliam Museum. I run regular painting classes and welcome new painters at all levels.