Sarah Manolescue AROI is an observational artist with an unrelenting fascination for light and its effects.
Working in oil and predominantly plein air, Sarah prefers to work on small boards and in one session, so to preserve a freshness and immediacy in her work. Rarely does she have a subject or composition in mind, instead she waits for inspiration to strike, first placing large planes of colour, before working into the wet paint to add more information where she deems necessary.
Sarah’s intention is to say just enough; her skilled drawing captures the essence of the scene she chooses to explore. Her eye for detail and the movement of light leaves a powerful, lasting impression of place and time.
Sarah was elected an associate member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 2022.