Sara Roberts is an Australian visual artist whose paintings often meditate on specific locations and reflect memories of places that she has been, interwoven with more idyllic and imagined elements of the environment. She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) in Printmedia in 2011 and is a current MFA candidate in Painting at Sydney College of the Arts. Roberts’ sublime landscapes are nostalgic and evocative, but also whimsical and ethereal in nature. Exploring ideas of personal and cultural identity and one’s sense of belonging within a place, she draws inspiration from her experience of living in between countries and relocating many times in her life. Born in Sydney and having grown up in Mexico, France, Sweden and Poland, the feeling of being foreign in an unfamiliar land was an influential one. Her paintings come to life through a constant process of accumulation and reduction: thoughtful yet fluid in her approach, she may patiently revisit the same painting again and again, adding and removing layers over time.
This is a sample of her work
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