Sara Dudman RWA studied Fine Art at Loughborough College of Art and Design and gained her Masters Degree at De Montfort University. Sara exhibits extensively in many solo and group exhibitions nationally and has collaborated on and led Arts Council England developmental and participatory projects.
Her works are distillations of experiences and residencies in diverse and remote locations. A deep curiosity about relationships and places underpins her creative practice. Living and working in rural locations with a respectful understanding of rural communities and industry, her works imply and infer wider traditions and relationships with land. Sara’s paintings and drawings are derived from experience, but do not rely for their worth on accurate depiction of specific people, objects or places.
Using the personal and interpretive possibilities of drawing and painting, yet derived from the immediacy and documentation of video, Sara’s works reinterpret perceptions of landscape, activity and the elements at play upon it. The works have their own voice and speak of environment and relationships with places. Traces of the layering process revealed within the works assert the primary importance of paint itself as a contributor to the creation and realisation of each work.
Sara was elected an academician at the Royal West of England Academy of Art in 2016. She has exhibited widely including The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The National Open Art Competition, The Society of Wildlife Artists’ annual exhibition, The Royal Watercolour Society’s annual Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition. Sara has been selected for artist residencies in diverse locations including Italy, Cornwall and Northumberland, as well as sitting on the judging panel for national art awards and exhibitions.
Sara’s works can be seen at One Church Street and Porthminster Galleries and represented by Joanna Bryant Projects. She lives and works in Somerset.