Mixed media on panel, 155 x 60cm, £2,950
Birch - Ashdown Forest
Mixed media with silver metal leaf on canvas, 101 x 76 x 4cm, £2,400
Mixed media with resin finish on poplar panel, 100 x 100cm, £2,600
Mixed media with resin finish on poplar panel, 110 x 60cm, £1,700
Oil, graphite and silver metal leaf with a high gloss resin finish on circular poplar panel, 100cm diameter, £2,400
Mixed media on board with resin, 99 x 99 x 4cm, £1,500
Birch - Silent Days
Mixed media with silver metal leaf on canvas, 76 x 51 x 4cm, £1,100
Mixed media on panel with high gloss resin finish, framed, 98 x 98cm, £2,600
Metal leaf and mixed media on panel with high gloss resin finish, framed, 70 x 70 x 3cm, £1,500
Mixed media and resin on circular aluminium, 90 x 90 x 2cm, £2,600
Mixed media with ink and resin on board, framed, 98 x 98 x 4cm, £2,600
Birch - Wynford Farm
Mixed media on canvas with silver leaf, 102 x 102 x 4cm, £2,500
SOLD oil, graphite and gold metal leaf on poplar panel, 80cm circular, £1,950
Birch - Rewinding Day
SOLD mixed media with silver leaf on canvas, 76 x 51cm, £790
SOLD mixed media on panel with high gloss resin finish, 160 x 60cm, £2,950
Birch - Little Folly
SOLD mixed media with silver metal leaf on canvas, 51 x 51 x 4cm, £750
SOLD mixed media with resin finish on poplar panel, 180 x 60cm, £2,950
Birch - This Place
SOLD mixed media with silver leaf on canvas, 51 x 51cm, £650
SOLD mixed media on board with resin finish, 106 x 44 x 3cm, framed, £1,500
SOLD mixed media on canvas with resin finish, 41 x 102 x 4cm, £800
SOLD mixed media on board with resin, 99 x 99 x 4cm, £1,100
SOLD mixed media on board with resin, 97 x 97 x 6cm, £1,800
SOLD mixed media and resin on circular aluminium, 90 x 90 x 2cm, £1,900
SOLD mixed media on aluminium with resin, 61 x 225 x 3.5cm, framed, £3,700
Birch - Fairlight Bank
SOLD mixed media with silver leaf on canvas, 76 x 102cm £1,900
SOLD oil on canvas with silver leaf and resin, 90 x 90 x 4cm, framed, £2,400
SOLD oil on board with silver leaf and resin finish, 90 x 90 x 5cm, £2,400
SOLD mixed media on board with resin finish, 100 x 100 x 5cm, £3,600
SOLD mixed media on aluminium with resin finish, 150 x 80 x 3cm, £3,600
SOLD oil, gold leaf resin, 92 x 92 x 4cm, framed, £2,400
SOLD resin & mixed media, 61 x 225 x 4cm, unframed, £2,900
SOLD resin, mixed media, 164 x 124 x 4cm, framed, £1,700
SOLD oil, silverleaf & resin, 92 x 92 x 4cm, unframed, £1,500
Sara Habgood has been working as a successful professional artist for the last 15 years and her paintings have featured on BBC TV. A Fine Art graduate from the prestigious Goldsmiths’ College, University of London (with famous contemporaries and alumni include Damien Hurst, Sarah Lucas, Angus Fairhurst and Gary Hume), her work has elicited much admiration from distinguished critics, interior designers, academics and art collectors alike.
The body of work falls into four categories - though distinctive from one another, each informs and influences the other, so there is a play between the more figurative and the purely abstract. This, the artist explains, allows the work to have a dynamism and energy and keeps her practice alive and interesting. The overarching characterisation of all the work is its joyful stylish elegance and sophistication in texture and form.
Her first solo exhibition was at the Chelsea Gallery and resulted in a feature in The Guardian newspaper. She has continued to exhibit with Carina Haslam in group exhibitions throughout the UK and abroad, including shows such as AAF (London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York) and 20/21 International Art Fair at the Royal College.
The pieces are made on canvas, aluminium or birch panel in a variety of media (oil, acrylic, graphite, metal leaf, gilding waxes etc.). Many pieces are finished in epoxy resin – giving a super glossy, glass like surface. The resin also acts as a uv barrier which protects the painting from fading and also makes them (unusually for fine art) resilient and therefore suitable for a variety of design schemes and environments.
These stunning and sophisticated, contemporary pieces are equally shown off in offices, hotels, restaurants, bars and the home.
Most recently bought for the prestigious ‘THAT GROUP’ developers as show case work in their HILTON HOTEL DEVELOPMENT in Bournemouth in the penthouse apartment.
I began to experiment with different media some years ago and was attracted to metal leaf and it’s beautiful luxurious qualities. As I watched dancing dragonflies over the Mill Pond next to my studio, it struck me that using metal leaf could possibly capture some of the ephemeral quality of their translucent, shimmering wings. Dragonflies have a talismanic quality for many, which is of course a beguiling subject for any artist.
BIRCH TREE PAINTINGS:
With my ever evolving series of Birch tree paintings I have tried to capture the changing light and seasons around my home in Kent. Be it at dawn in springtime, or dusk in autumn, walking my dog or cycling around the lanes - being in the countryside is my first love and is balm for the soul and important for stilling the mind. The silver leaf incorporated in the paintings (an obvious choice!) changes appearance depending on the light source, which gives the painting a ‘living’ quality.
ABSTRACT STRIPE PAINTINGS:
These pieces are my interpretation of a symphony. Some years ago I started listening to Radio 3 in my studio while I work. Each painting starts with an underlying 'melody’ and gradually evolves and transforms through each ‘movement' as I add layers and textures echoing back to the original melody. I hope to convey both the energy and subtlety of my favourite pieces of music in them.
My gilded panel paintings are created over several weeks - layering media including bole pigment, gilding waxes and lustrous gold and silver metal leaf. They are finished in a high gloss epoxy resin which protects the delicate surface and adds luminosity and depth to the painting. These intricate, elegant pieces have a calm, meditative quality.